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Momma's Long Black Hair (Roy Payne) video
#2308: YouTube video by Elymer Boucher ©2012
~ Used with permission ~

My Momma sure was pretty way back when she was young,
The boys all tried to win her but only Daddy won;
You know she's still as pretty now,
That never changed down through the years,
But I'm the one who put the grey in Momma's long black hair.

I was wild and I was reckless and I guess I did not see,
Every night, when I came home late, she'd be waiting up for me;
I never heard her whisper, "Thank you, Lord,"
Or saw her wipe her tears away,
But I'm the one who put the grey in my Momma's long black hair.

O, I wish that I could change things now,
But some things you can't change;
I can only say, "Momma, I love you," till my dying day;
She's waiting up for me right now by the window in her chair,
Yes, I'm the one who put the grey in my Momma's long black hair.

Spoken:
On the day I went to prison, she fell down on her knees
And cried out, "Please don't take him, sir,
In his place please take me, O, Lord,"
If there's a heaven, make sure she gets my share,
'Cause I'm the one who put the grey in my Momma's long black hair.

O, I wish that I could change things now,
But some things you can't change;
I can only say, "Momma, I love you," till my dying day;
She's waiting up for me right now by the window in her chair,
Yes, I'm the one who put the grey in my Momma's long black hair.

O, I wish that I could change things now....

####.... Roy Payne from Trout River, NL ....####
See more songs by Roy Payne.

The video above features an abbreviated variant recorded as The Grey In Mamma's Long Black Hair by Kevin Beanland from Flat Bay, NL [near Stephenville] (Kevin Beanland In Louisiana, trk#3, CD).


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