When your mother took my name, song

Roseanne McGonigle (Gillespie), singing in English
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Lyrics

In a quiet country home one evening all alone
Sat an old man and his little daughter Nell
Now the child in childish glee climbed upon her father‘s knee
And begged of him a story he would tell.

Won’t you tell me of the past of my mother dear she asked
Won’t you tell me how she lived and passed away
Oh dear Nell the old man said as he shyly bowed his head
And the tears rolled down his cheeks as he replied.

She was sweeter than the blossoms on the clover
She was fairer than the evening sunset low
And I never will forget how much I loved her then
When your mother took my name long long ago.

We were married she and I and in many ways we tried
For to make our life a life of happiness
Then one sunny summer’s morn just a year from you were born
She was taken to a brighter home above.

And although we’re far apart she grows dearer to my heart
For your mother was the only girl I loved.

She was sweeter than the blossoms on a clover
She was fairer than the evening sunset low
But I never will forget how much I loved her then
When your mother took my name long long ago.