“I Saw the Pale Moon Shining on Mother's White Tombstone”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964 (recording, Betty Garland)
Keywords: mother children orphan burial mourning grief
Found in: US(Ap)

Description

"I am a little orphan, My mother she is dead, My father is a drunkard and won't give me no bread." "I saw the pale moon shining on mother's white tombstone, The roses round it twining it's just like me." The child, with "no mother now," tells of her grief

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