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From: "oldtimer" oldtimer@dzn.com
Performer: Charlie Monroe & His Kentucky Pardners
Words and music: Charlie Monroe

MOTHER'S NOT DEAD SHE'S ONLY SLEEPING

 
[G] I left my old home - way back in the [D] mountains
Mother was called - to heaven that [G] day
They carried my [moth - er] up to the [D] graveyard
Ev'rything's lost - since she went a-[G] way.
 
CHORUS
[G] Mother's not dead - she's only a-[D] sleeping
Just patiently [wait - ing] for Jesus to [G] come
The birds will be [sing - ing] while mother lies [D] sleeping
They will sing o'er - her at the grave sinks a-[G] way.
 
Nothing seems right - around the old home place
Even the place - where we used to play
I love my old home - way back in the mountains
But ev'rything's [chang - 'd] since she went away.
 
CHORUS
 
Mother was good - and now she's in heaven
She was the best - pal a boy ever had
I still love my home - way back in the mountains
But without you [moth - er], the heart is so sad.
 
CHORUS


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