Drunkard's Lone Child

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Drunkard's Lone Child-Dock Boggs
Banjo, in f#CGAD tuning, key of D

I'm alone, all alone, my friends have all fled
My Father, he's a drunkard, my Mother, she is dead
I'm a poor little child and I wander and weep
For the voice of my Mother to sing me to sleep

REFRAIN: I'm alone, all alone, in this cold world so wild
God look down and pity a drunkard's lone child
In pity look down and hasten to me
And take me to dwell with Mother and Thee

She sleeps on a hill in a bed of cold clay
How sad it did seem to lay Mother away
She is gone with the angels and none do I see
So dear as my face of my Mother to me

REFRAIN: I'm alone, all alone, in this cold world so wild
God look down and pity a drunkard's lone child
In pity look down and hasten to me
And take me to dwell with Mother and Thee

It is Springtime on Earth and the birds are so glad
I listen and I wonder, my heart is so sad
Sweet flowers around and strangers pass by
But the form of my Mother no longer is nigh

REFRAIN: I'm alone, all alone, in this cold world so wild
God look down and pity a drunkard's lone child
In pity look down and hasten to me
And take me to dwell with Mother and Thee

SOLO

Last night in my dream, she seemed to draw near
She kissed me as sweetly as when she was here
She smiled on me too, and fondled my brow
And she whispered, "Sleep on, I'm a-watching you now."

REFRAIN: I'm alone, all alone, in this cold world so wild
God look down and pity a drunkard's lone child
In pity look down and hasten to me
And take me to dwell with Mother and Thee

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