I Dreamed About Mama Last Night Song Lyrics and Chords

Hank Williams

Hank Williams - I Dreamed About Mama Last Night (1951).

 

I Dreamed About Mama Last Night Song Lyrics and Chords by Hank Williams

 

I Dreamed About Mama Last Night
Recorded by Hank Williams
Written by Fred Rose
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I’ve just been to heaven with  
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someone so  
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true
 
I  
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dreamed about mama last  
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night
 
She read me the Bible like  
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she used to  
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do
 
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dreamed about mama last  
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night
She never closed her eyes and sleep till we were all in bed
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And on party  
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nights till we came home she  
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often sat and read
 
We little thought about it  
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then for we were young and gay
Just how much mama worried when we children were away
 
We only  
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knew she never slept then when we  
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were out at night
 
That she  
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waited just to know that we’d all come home all  
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right
 
Why sometimes when we’d  
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stay away till one or two or three
 
It seemed to  
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us that mama heard the turnin’ of the key
 
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always when we’d step aside she’d call and we’d  
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reply
 
But we were all too young back then to  
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understand the reason why
 
Until the last  
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one had returned she’d always  
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keep a light
 
For mama couldn’t  
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sleep until she kissed us all  
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goodnight

She had to know that we were safe before she went to rest

 
For she seemed to fear the  
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world might harm the ones she  
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loved the best
 
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once she said when you’re grown to women and to  
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men
Perhaps I’ll sleep the whole night through I may be different then
 
And so it seemed that  
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night and day we knew a mother’s  
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care
 
That  
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always when we got back home we’d find her waitin’  
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there
 
Then came the night that we were called together  
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round her bed
 
The children are all with you  
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now the kindly doctor said
 
And in her  
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eyes there gleamed again that old time tender light
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That told that she’s just been waitin’ to know that we were  
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right
 
She smiled that old familiar  
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smile and prayed to  
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God to keep
 
Her  
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children safe from harm throughout the years
 
And then she went to  
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sleep
 
My dream is a treasure that  
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I’ll always  
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keep
 
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dreamed about mama last  
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night

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song I Dreamed About Mama Last Night?
– The song I Dreamed About Mama Last Night was sang by Hank Williams.

 

Who is Hank Williams?
– Hiram “Hank” Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century, he recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that reached the top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that reached No. 1 (three posthumously).
Born and raised in Alabama, Williams was given guitar lessons by African-American blues musician Rufus Payne in exchange for meals or money. Payne, along with Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb, had a major influence on Williams’s later musical style. Williams began his music career in Montgomery in 1937, when producers at local radio station WSFA hired him to perform and host a 15-minute program. He formed the Drifting Cowboys backup band, which was managed by his mother, and dropped out of school to devote his time to his career. When several of his band members were drafted during World War II, he had trouble with their replacements, and WSFA terminated his contract because of his alcoholism.
Williams married singer Audrey Sheppard, who was his manager for nearly a decade. After recording “Never Again” and “Honky Tonkin'” with Sterling Records, he signed a contract with MGM Records. In 1947, he released “Move It on Over”, which became a hit, and also joined the Louisiana Hayride radio program. One year later, he released a cover of “Lovesick Blues”, which carried him into the mainstream. After an initial rejection, Williams joined the Grand Ole Opry. He was unable to read or notate music to any significant degree. Among the hits he wrote were “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, “Hey, Good Lookin'”, and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”.
Years of back pain, alcoholism, and prescription drug abuse severely compromised Williams’s health. In 1952, he divorced Sheppard and married singer Billie Jean Horton. He was dismissed by the Grand Ole Opry because of his unreliability and alcoholism. On New Year’s Day 1953, he suffered from heart failure and died suddenly at the age of 29 in Oak Hill, West Virginia. Despite his relatively brief career, he is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century, especially in country music. Many artists have covered his songs and he has influenced Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones, George Strait, Charley Pride, and The Rolling Stones, among others. Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. The Pulitzer Prize jury awarded him a posthumous special citation in 2010 for his “craftsmanship as a songwriter who expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity and played a pivotal role in transforming country music into a major musical and cultural force in American life”.

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