“Shake Hands with Mother Again”


"Now, if I would be a-living when Jesus comes, And know the day and the hour, I'd like to be a-standing at mother's tomb...." The singer hopes Jesus will tell him to "shake hands with mother again"; he will tell her that of his life and never again part


  • Happy Valley Family, "Shake Hands With Mother Again" (Perfect 6-03-54, 1936)
  • J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers, "Shake Hands With Mother Again" (Bluebird B-6596, 1936)
  • Frank Proffitt, "Shake Hands with Mother Again" (on FProffitt01)
  • Asher Sizemore & Little Jimmie, "Shake Hands with Mother Again" (Bluebird B-5568, 1934)


  1. Roud #5741
  2. BI, RcSHWMAg


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934 (recording, Asher Sizemore & Little Jimmie)
Found in: US(SE)