I've Just Told Mama Goodbye

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Hank Williams

Hank Williams (/hæŋk wɪljəmz /; September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953), born Hiram King Williams, was an American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as one of the most important country music artists of all time. Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that would place i… more »

Each year on  mother's  day
The rose I  wore was  red
But today I'm saying my first prayer
Mama's lying on her  dying  bed.

I've just told  mama good- bye
Mother's day has  turned to  night
Like the  flowers in may, she  withered away
And my red rose is  turning white.

This is the dreaded hour
We all must face someday
Yet there's consolation in my heart
She will bloom in the master's bouquet.

Her time has come to go
And there's nothing I can do
Only hold her hand and say goodbye
Mama's day with her children is through.

I've just told mama goodbye
And knelt beside her bed
I heard her say, "I'll meet you someday,
Where the white roses turn to red."


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