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Only One Mother (Anchors Away) MIDI, tabs, video
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It seems a few years have gone by, by now,
Since father and I had our talk;
You know the old one from father to son,
He gave me that day while we walked.

He said, son, there is many a treasure to find,
And much in this world to behold;
But remember this well what I have to tell,
And these are the words that he told:

Only one mother, that's all that we get,
Treat her with kindness, with love and respect;
Only one mother in this world, my son,
There's only one mother, only one mom.

Who fixes your favorite breakfast each day,
And tucks you in bed every night?
Who is the one that gets it all done,
And seems to make everything right?

Who was the one that you ran to,
The first time you fell out a tree?
Who was the one that made it all fun,
And bandaged the bump on your knee?

Only one mother, that's all that we get,
Treat her with kindness, with love and respect;
Only one mother in this world, my son.
There's only one mother, only one mom.

Time passes by all too quickly it seems,
Now I have a son of my own;
I think that it's time that I dropped him a line,
It's been a while since he's called home.

I think that I'll tell him this story I know,
My father told me on that day;
And the words that he said are still in my head,
And to my own son I will say:

Only one mother, so don't miss the chance,
To hug her and hold her, and ask her to dance;
Tell her you love her, you're glad she's one.
There's only one mother, only one mom.
There's only one mother, remember that son.

####.... Angus Stewart. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Anchors Aweigh (When Sailors Sing, trk#5, 2002, Independent, produced at WE Music Studio, Cormack, NL).

See more songs by Anchors Aweigh.

The video above features a solo guitar performance of a variant by Goemon Ishikawa of Calgary, Alberta.

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[G] It seems a few years have [C] gone by, by now,
Since [G] father and I had our [Em] talk;
You [G] know the old one from [C] father to son,
He [G] gave me that [D] day while we [G] walked.

He said, [Em] son, there is many a [G] treasure to find,
And [C] much in this world to [D] behold;
But [G] remember this well what [C] I have to tell,
And [G] these are the [D] words that he [G] told:

Chorus 1:
[C] Only one Mother, that's [G] all that we get,
[D] Treat her with kindness, with [G] love and respect;
[C] Only one mother in [G] this world, my [Em] son,
There's [G] only one [D] mother, [C] only one [G] mom.

[G] Who was the one [C] that you ran to,
The [G] first time you fell out a [Em] tree?
[G] Who was the one that [C] made it all fun,
And [G] bandaged the [D] bump on your [G] knee?

Who [Em] fixes your favorite [G] breakfast each day,
And [C] tucks you in bed every [D] night?
[G] Who is the one that [C] gets it all done,
And [G] seems to make [D] everything [G] right?

Chorus 1:
[C] Only one Mother, that's [G] all that we get,
[D] Treat her with kindness, with [G] love and respect;
[C] Only one mother in [G] this world, my [Em] son,
There's [G] only one [D] mother, [C] only one [G] mom.

[G] Time passes by all too [C] quickly it seems,
Now [G] I have a son of my [Em] own;
[G] I think that it's time that I [C] dropped him a line,
It's [G] been a while [D] since he's called [G] home.

I [Em] think that I'll tell him this [G] story I know,
My [C] father told me on that [D] day;
And the [G] words that he said are [C] still in my head,
And [G] to my own [D] son I will [G] say:

Chorus 2:
[C] Only one mother, so don't [G] miss the chance,
[D] To hug her and hold her, and [G] ask her to dance;
[C] Tell her you love her, you're [G] glad she's [Em] one.
There's [G] only one [D] mother, [C] only one [G] mom,
There's [D] only one mother, [C] remember that, [G] son.

~ MIDI sequenced and chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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