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Ballad of a Working Mother
Songs - Sounds & Lyrics


            A               E7                  A
Verse        Do you know your mother loves you
            A              C         Bm
        As she holds you in her arms
                      E7                           A
        And she sees you smile and dimple,
               F#m                                             E
        With your dear little baby charms?
                    A             E         A
        As she sees your star arising,
               A               A7          D     
        She hopes that she can be
               Bm               C#m             G                    Bm
        The mother she dreamed and longed for herself
                    E7                          F#
        As she rocks you safely to sleep
                    Bm          E7
        As she rocks her baby to sleep.


Verse        Do you know your mother loves you
        As her anger flares too bright
        And she feels her nerves are snapping    
        From too many sleepless nights?
        As you cringe from her in terror    
        The shame she feels is deep
        With her head in her hands, she turns to the wall
        And cries herself to sleep (2x).


Verse        Do you know your mother loves you
        As she sends you out to play
        And goes off to work, well knowing    
        You're going far astray?
        And she slaves to beat the struggle
        With the bills that mount so steep
        Though her dream nearly dies,
        Still there's hope in her eye
        As she watches while you sleep(2x)


      Sue Boland 1998.