Scripture Verse

Forsake not the law of thy mother.@Proverbs 1:8

Introduction

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William M. Ramsey
(1872–1939)

Words: Grace S. Denn­stedt, in Sweet­est Prais­es, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Ram­sey (Lit­tle Rock, Ar­kan­sas: Cen­tral Mu­sic, 1916).

Music: Will­iam M. Ram­sey (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

She’s a little old fashioned,
That sweet mother of mine;
There are many whose beauty
Will my mother’s outshine;
She’s a little old fashioned,
As I plainly can see,
But she is for ever
Sweetest mother to me.

Refrain

She’s a little old fashioned,
But she’s sweeter each day;
I adore her plain features,
And her thin locks of gray;
There’s a glory around her,
God abides it may be,
And she is for ever
Sweetest mother to me.

She’s a little old fashioned,
That sweet mother of mine;
Though even her plainness
Now my heartstrings entwine;
Other hands may be fairer,
But none other so dear,
For they smoothed my pillow,
For many a year.

Refrain

She’s a little old fashioned,
She stays closely at home,
So calm and contented,
Although others may roam;
And in tender young childhood,
’Twas that home sheltered me,
And she who so graced it,
Dearest ever shall be.

Refrain