“Mother Dear, Goodbye”


"I'll not be long with you, mother, I soon must say goodbye, But, mother, we shall meet again, In God's bright home on high." The singer rejoices that she(?) will join sister in heaven, and taste the joys there; she promises to pray for mother


Thomas reports this to have been composed by Anna Messer on her deathbed, and that it was still being sung in 1936, 63 years after Messer's reported death. It's insipid enough to come from a dying girl -- but much too cutesy, I think. - RBW


  1. Thomas-Makin', pp. 177, (no title) (1 text)
  2. BI, ThBa177


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1936 (Thomas)
Keywords: death mother children
Found in: US(Ap)