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Dear Momma (Dick Nolan) video
(Dear Mama)
#401: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

Dear Momma, I'm writing to tell you,
I'm happy and I'm havin' a ball;
Well, I'm workin' and savin' my money, Momma,
So I can be home in the fall.

He was younger than a boy not yet twenty,
And his dreams were as big as his eyes;
He had left his sweet momma home waiting,
For the return of her lost Newfie boy.

Dear Momma, I'm writing to tell you,
That I'm happy and I'm havin' a ball;
Well, I'm workin' and I'm savin' my money,
Dear Momma, so I can be home in the fall.

He had stopped on his way home from workin',
At a tavern just to hear the band play;
When a drunk in a fight for a woman,
Had a knife, took his young life away.

[Spoken] I had known him since he was a baby,
And as I packed his belongings that night,
I found his money and a picture of Momma,
And a letter he had started to write. And he wrote:

Dear Momma, I'm writing to tell you,
I'm happy and I'm havin' a ball;
I'm workin' and I'm savin' my money, Momma,
So I can be home in the fall.

I'm workin' and savin' my money, Momma,
So I can be home in the fall.

####.... Roy Payne ....####
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This variant arranged and recorded by Dick Nolan on a compilation album with other artists (To Mother - Country Songs Dedicated To Mother, trk#2, Oak Music, Scarborough, Ontario); and (Side By Each - Down At The Ol' Fishin' Hole / Featuring Roy Payne & Dick Nolan, trk#6, 1980, Starpak, Toronto, Ontario).

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