To Mother (Joseph G. Stephens)

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Editor: Joseph G. Stephens (submitted 2009-01-24).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 22 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: To Mother
Composer: Joseph G. Stephens

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison
Genre: SecularUnknown

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2009

Description: Scored in free time for unison mixed or solo voices.

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Original text and translations

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Oh, Mother, where is your son?
He has left you alone and undone.
Will he come back?
Will he love you as before?
No jealous heart within your breast,
though he shuns your gracious kiss.
No rushing wind could douse the fire
that you carry for this child.
Oh, woman with the graying hair,
does he not remember the rocking chair?
With tearful eye you watch him stealing emotion
with his song as if transplanted into this world.
Un feeling, uncaring.
Oh, mother, sing your sweet refrain.
Sing with true voices tho’ they seem in vain.
He will come back.
He will love you forevermore… as before.