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From: "ronnie davis"
Performer: Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs

Give Mother My Crown 

She [D] labored so hard in [G] this world [D] below
She didn't have things that most mothers [A7] know
[D] Raising her children on a widow's small [G] pay
[D] Washing and ironing since [A7] dad passed [D] away.

I [G] want to go to Heaven when this life is [D] o'er
I want to be with Jesus on eternity's [A7] shore
But If [D] I've a crown coming when [G] rewards go [D] around
Please, blessed Jesus give [A7] mother my [D] crown.

I [D] didn't realize it when [G] I was a [D] lad
Just how great a burden my mother [A7] had
[D] Adoption was offered but momma said [G] no
She [D] raised us and taught us the [A7] right way to [D] go.