When the lamplighting time in the valley

There's a lamp shining bright in the cabin
In the window it's shining for me
I know mother sits waiting and praying
For the boy that she's longing to see

	When it's lamplighting time in the valley
	Then in dreams I go back to my home
	I can see that old lamp in the window
	It will guide me where ever I roam

In the lamplight each night I can see her
As she rocks in her chair to and fro'
Tho' she prays that I'll come back to see her
Still I know that I never can go

	* Refrain

Now she lights up that lamp and sits waiting
She knows not the deeds I have done
But I'll change all my ways and go see her
Up in Heaven when life's race is run

	* Refrain

When it's lamplighting time in the valley
And the shadows of night gently falls
It is then that I long for the valley
And I miss you mother dear, most of all

	* Refrain

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