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From: "oldtimer" firstname.lastname@example.org 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. CHORUSHome