Mom's Dying Tonight

Cat. #1241 (MFH #858) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on October 26, 1971

Here is th story, h'its sad but true
It happened to me, it can happen to you
They jest brought me a message it brings a strife
I jest received word, Mom's dying tonight

Dear God, tell me how can it be
Man was th death of dearest one to me
Some how dear God, it don't seem right
For th message I read, Mom's dying tonight

I'll go to the station, I'll catch a train
Carry me back to my home, again
I'll walk down th pathway that has always been save right
It doesn't seem right, Mom's dying tonight

I'll look in her casket, the color of gray
I'll weep n' I'll cry while they roll Mom away
She's one who has taught me wrong from right
O, what will I do, Mom's dying tonight