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hank williams jr – i dreamed about mama last night lyrics


i’ve just been to heaven with someone so true
i dreamed about mama last night
she read me the bible like she used to do
i dreamed about mama last night

she never close her eyes and sleep till we were all in bed
and on party nights till we came home she often sat and read
we little thought about it then for we were young and gay
just how much mama worried when we children were away

we only knew she never slept when we were out at night
that she waited just to know that we’d all come home alright
why sometimes when we’d stay away till one or two or three
it seemed to us that mama heard the turnin’ of the key

for always when we’d step aside she’d call and we’d reply
but we were all too young back then to understand the reason why
until the last one had returned she’d always keep a light
for mama couldn’t sleep until she kissed us all goodnight

she had to know that we were safe before she went to rest
well she seemed to fear that the world might harm
the ones that she loved the best
and once she told me when you’re grown to women and to men
perhaps i’ll sleep the whole night through i may be different then

and so it seemed that night and day we knew a mother’s care
that always when we got back home we’d find her waitin’ there
then came the night that we were called together round her bed
the children are all with you now the kindly doctor said

and in her eyes the gleam again that old time tender light
that told that she’s just been waitin’ to know we were alright
she smiled that old familiar smile and prayed to god to keep
her children safe from harm throughout the years
and then she went to sleep

my dream is a treasure that i’ll always keep
i dreamed about mama last night