MOTHER'S NOT DEAD (SHE'S ONLY A-SLEEPING)
Recorded by: Charlie Monroe & His Kentucky Pardners
Writer: Charlie Monroe
CAPO: 1st FRET/KEY: G#/PLAY: G
[G] I Left my old home way back in the [D7] mountains
Mother was called to heaven that [G] day
They carried my mother up to the [D7] graveyard
Ev'rything's lonesome since she went a-[G] way.
[G] Mother's Not Dead, she's only a-[D7] sleeping
Just patiently waiting for Jesus to [G] come
The birds will be singing while mother lies [D7] sleeping
They will sing o'er her as the grave fades a-[G] way.
Nothing seems right around the old home place
Even the place where we used to play
I love my old home way back in the mountains
But ev'rything's changed since she went away.
Mother was good and now she's in heaven
She was the best pal a boy ever had
I still love my home way back in the mountains
But without you mother, a heart aches so sad.
BLUEGRASS FOR COLLECTORS/Various Artists
1980 RCA Camden ACL-7081