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Hand That Rocks The Cradle (Wayne S. Morgan)

     #807: YouTube video by NLTreasure ©2009.
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He got here red and wrinkled, scared and crying,
And she took him up and held him to her breast;
And he sure was glad to get what mama offered,
And he went to sleep and put his fears to rest.

It didn't seem to matter what he needed,
He could always count on mama to supply;
And regardless of the sleep she might be losing,
He always found the twinkle in her eye.

There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas,
Creation's most unique and precious pearl;
Heaven help us always to remember,
That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

She taught him all the attributes of greatness,
That she knew he couldn't learn away from home;
By the time she wore the covers off her bible,
Her hair was gray and her little man was gone.

There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas,
Creation's most unique and precious pearl;
And Heaven help us always to remember,
That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
It's the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

####.... Ted Harris [b.1937] ....####

This variant recorded by Wayne S. Morgan of Port de Grave, NL (Fisherman's Pride, trk#10, 2002, Sawyer Hill Productions. Placentia, NL)

See more songs by Wayne S. Morgan.

Popularized by Glen Campbell's duet with Steve Wariner (Still Within The Sound Of My Voice, trk#3, 1987, MCA).

Also recorded by Lloyd Snow of Blaketown, NL (Country Favourites, trk#2); and (Down East Boy, trk#2).

See more songs by Lloyd Snow.

A variant was also recorded by Hedley C. Butler of Bonavista, NL, with Folk Of The Sea (In Concert: The Fishermen & Fisherwomen Of Newfoundland & Labrador, trk#16, 1994, Ground Swell Productions, Halifax, Nova Scotia).





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