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A Mother's Love's A Blessing (T P Keenan) MIDI, video
See also: A Mother's Love Is A Blessing (Leach)
#1012 YouTube video by banana8you ©2009
~ Used with permission ~

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An Irish boy was leaving, leaving his own native home,
Crossing the broad Atlantic, once more he wished to roam;
And as he was leaving his mother while standing on the quay,
She threw her arms around his neck and these were the words she said:

A mother's love's a blessing, no matter where you roam,
Keep her while she's living, you'll miss her when she's gone;
Love her as in childhood, though feeble, old and grey,
For you'll never miss your mother when she's buried beneath the clay.

And as the years go onward, I'll settle down in life,
I'll find a nice young Irish girl, and make her my sweet wife;
And as the kids grow older and climb around my knee,
I'll teach them the very same lesson that my mother once taught to me.

A mother's love's a blessing, no matter where you roam,
Keep her while she's living, you'll miss her when she's gone;
Love her as in childhood, though feeble, old and grey,
For you'll never miss your mother when she's buried beneath the clay.

####.... T P (Thomas Peter) Keenan [1866-1927] whose burial site is a claim to fame of the town of Castletownroche, County Cork, Ireland ....####
The video above features an excellent acapella performance of a variant by Pat Dohey of St Bride's, NL and Fort McMurray, Alberta.


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