Mother Went A Walkin’ Song Lyrics and Chords

Mother Went A-Walking ~ Jim Reeves (1954)

 

Mother Went A Walkin’ Song Lyrics and Chords by Jim Reeves

 

Mother Went A Walkin’
Recorded by Jim Reeves
Written by Tom Bearden and Bob Lowery
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(Shall we gather at the river that  
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flows by the throne of  
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God)

The church doors opened one Sunday in a little country town

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The people all were silent in the rain that misted  
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down

And an old gray-haired granddad his shoulders stooped with pain

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Was holdin’ fast a little boy who kept cryin’ in the  
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rain
And in the dim candlelight within a casket lay so still
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That soon would lie beneath the earth  
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up at the top of the hill
The little boy kept askin’ in a low and plaintive tone
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What’s wrong with mommy grandpa won’t she be comin’  
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home
It’s awful lonesome grandpa since daddy went away
 
And mommy’s all the  
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reason why I’m happy every  
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day

Wouldn’t she feel better grandpa if I laid down by her side

 
The  
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old man turned and faced him and with these words  
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replied
Mother went a walkin’ son way up in the sky
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Along the brook that winds among the  
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stars up there on high
And down the valley where the sun goes home at night to sleep
 
Mother went a-
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walkin’ son she wouldn’t want us to  
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weep

The boy didn’t seem to understand just where his mom had gone

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He couldn’t realize that now she wouldn’t be comin’  
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home

He saw the rain on grandpa’s face he didn’t know he cried

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And of course he couldn’t hear the words that grandpa said  
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inside

Mother went a-walkin’ son up yonder in the sky

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And all that we can do down here son is  
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bow our heads and cry
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She’s gone to meet your daddy son and take him by the  
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Yes  
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mother went a-walkin’ son in God’s great  
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meadowland

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Mother Went A Walkin’?
– The song Mother Went A Walkin’ was sang by Jim Reeves.

 

Who is Jim Reeves?
– James Travis Reeves (August 20, 1923 – July 31, 1964) was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound. Known as “Gentleman Jim”, his songs continued to chart for years after his death. Reeves died in the crash of his private airplane. He is a member of both the Country Music and Texas Country Music Halls of Fame.

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