Collected by: Douglas Haynie for Miss Parler
Sung by: Mrs. M P Moore Benton, Arkansas November 26, 1961
Reel 384, Item 3
BLIND AND HELPLESS CHILD
Pa-per they tell me that tonight You wed another bride.
And wall you clasp her in your arms Where my dear mother died?
They tell me her name it is Mary too The name my mother wore Say pa-per will she be kind and true Like the one you loved before?
Her picture's a hanging on the wall Her books are lying there There is the harp her fingers toughed And ther's he vacant chair.
Please father do not bid me come To meet your new made bride I could not meet her in the room Where my dear mother died.
Her st eps they are so soft and low Her voice is meek and mild And do you thinkshe'll love me too Your blind and helpless child.
And now I'll kneel down by your side And to our Father pray That God's right hand will lead you both Through life's long and weary way.
Her prayers were answered by his side "I'm weary now," she said Her father raised her in his arms and Laid her on the bed.
Just as he turned to leave the room One joyful cry was heard He turned and caught the last sweet smile That his blind child was in heaven.
They laid her by hir mother's side And raised a marble there And thus engraved in simple words "There'll be no blind ones there."
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