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  1. Oh Mary

From the recording On The Night You Were Born

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Lyrics

Oh Mary

Words and Music by Amanda Birdsall © 2007 ASCAP



oh Mary we’ve been praying for a peaceful end

you’ve been in this bed for years no sign of waking

and please forgive me now for saying that I’ve been a loyal friend

but it seems like my life too is being taken



so now I will send you home, all the angels to meet

with the true love of a friend in your heart and a rainbow around your feet

mmmm, mmmmm, and a rainbow ‘round your feet



oh Mary I’ve been knitting these bright socks to keep you warm

you know it helps to keep my mind and my hands busy

and all these years that I’ve been sitting, you know it doesn’t seem that long

since the days when you were often the one giving



but now I will send you home all the angels to meet

with the true love of a friend in your heart and a rainbow around your feet

mmmm, mmmmm, and a rainbow ‘round your feet



oh Mary you were with me on my wedding day

when I feared it all was happening too quickly

and all those cold nights in my kitchen when my baby passed away

you said the best thing I could do was go on living



and now my friend it’s come down to you

the only precious thing I have left to lose



but now I will send you home all the angels to meet

with the true love of a friend in your heart and a rainbow around your feet

mmmm, mmmmm, and a rainbow ‘round your feet



oh Mary they’ve decided it’s time to let you go

I don’t think my heart has ever felt this quiet

but I know I’ll see your smile at the end of my own road

when my feet have walked ten thousand lonely miles



but now I will send you home all the angels to meet

with the true love of a friend in your heart and a rainbow around your feet

mmmm, mmmmm, and a rainbow ‘round your feet

mmmm, mmmmm, and a rainbow ‘round your feet