|Posted: 11/15/09 06:03 AM|
Location: A cold place
|Please help me find :Late 1960's Female Folk singer (New Search)|
i did a bit of searching and i think the song you are looking for is called Give Her the Day by Jaki Whitren. I could be wrong.
Well, it happened just after I was born
My father passed away
And left my darling mother alone
To bring us up the very best way
And every night before we slept
She'd sing us a beautiful song
And when she thought we were sleeping, she'd say
"Lord, please don't treat them wrong"
"Oh, Lord, give 'em the day when they can wake up
And feel the sun shining on them
Oh, Lord, give 'em the day and feel the breeze
Blowing their bad dreams away"
Well, the years went by and we grew up
My mother's struggles were through
And my brother, he left us for a foreign land
And I know he's very happy there, too
Now my mother is leaving to join him there
In a land that she damn well deserves
But I'll stay right here, I'll sing them this song
I'll borrow my mother's words
"Oh, Lord, give 'em the day
When they can wake up and feel the sun shining on them
Oh, Lord, give 'em the day
And feel the breeze blowing their bad dreams away"
Well, I know I'm gonna miss her when she's gone
She means everything to me
And may God be with her every inch of the way
When she's sailing across the sea
And may my love be with her wherever she goes
When she reaches that foreign shore
And may her beautiful singing ring in my ears
Now and forevermore
"Oh, Lord, give her the day
When she can wake up and feel the sun shining on her
Oh, Lord, give her the day
And feel the breeze blowing her bad dreams away"