“Goodbye, Mother”


"Goodbye, Mother, goodbye, Your voice I shall hear it no mo', Death done flamished yo' body...." The singer hears mother calling from the grave, wishes she were still alive, and hopes to go to heaven where there is no trouble


  1. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 592-593, "Good-by Mother" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #15566
  3. BI, LxA592


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934
Found in: US