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Mike's Mom (Fortune Bay Sons) video
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©2012 ~ Used with permission ~

Many years ago I left my home
to seek my fame and fortune,
And I left my dear old mother in her home;
Now the years have rolled along
and I am far across the ocean,
But the time has come for me to cease to roam.

May the light of love shine
out across the dark and stormy ocean;
May the bonds of friendship reach across the sea
To that cottage where that dear
old lady sits and waits and wonders;
Yes, my dear old mother's waiting there for me.

And in memory I can see her
standing by the open doorway,
Looking seaward from her cottage on the dale;
'Neath the heather and the bracken
there she stands and waits so lonely,
For her wandering boy to come back home again.

One day soon I will return
to find that dear old lady waiting,
For her wandering boy to come back home again;
And I'll reach out with my loving arms
and greet her with devotion,
And I'll settle down and never roam again.

May the light of love shine
out across the dark and stormy ocean;
May the bonds of friendship reach across the sea
To that cottage where that dear old lady
sits and waits and wonders;
Yes, my dear old mother's waiting there for me.
Yes, my dear old mother's waiting there for me.

####.... An adaptation of My Mother by Stewart Ross [1929-1993] of Inverness, Scotland, ©1975 ....####
The original Stewart Ross version of this song was first recorded by the Alexander Brothers and broadcast on Canadian television. Ross's other most popular works are My Bonnie Maureen recorded by Daniel O' Donnell; Here's to Scottish Whisky by the Tartan Lads; Highland Road by Denis Clancy; Home To Inverness by various; Christmas Dream by Tartan Lads; and Dark Island by Calum and Fiona Kennedy (lyrics only). With only a couple of exceptions Ross wrote both words and music.

This variant arranged and recorded as a single by Fortune Bay Sons at Sim's Studio, Belleoram, NL, but, as far as GEST can determine, was not included on either of their albums nor released for commercial distribution.


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