Song Name: Yes Mother Dear

Songwriter: D.B. Rielly

Copyright: 2017

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I left my home and I left my mother
Now a boy, now a man
I went to fight with my little brother
For the love of this land

We marched for miles and we marched for years
Dirt and blood everywhere
I left my youth and I left my tears
On my brother’s body there

I went back home to my mother
Aged now, sitting in her room
I could not bear to tell her about my brother
So I said he’s coming soon

Now every day she stares out the window
Waiting for him to appear
And she asks “Do you think today he’ll show?”
And I say “Yes mother dear.”