Motherless Children

Motherless Children

03:34
by The Farwells
(Traditional)

Story

 

  Motherless Children (Traditional)

Our source is from Roscoe Holcomb (1912-1981) of Kentucky. This beautiful and spooky song was also recorded early on by Blind Willie McTell, Josh White & Blind Willie Johnson.

Becca Wintle: Lead vocal & fiddle, 
Debra Clifford: Harmony vocals & guitar

NOTE: Guitar Open Tuning
Key of G: strings tuned to GDGA#DG, capo on 5th fret.

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The Farwells

Lyrics

Motherless Children 
(Traditional)

Mother’s little children see the hard time
when the mother’s dead & gone  (repeat)
They go hungry they go cold                                               
They go beggin' from door to door
Mother’s little children see the hard time 
when the mother ‘s dead and gone  

Father will do the best he can 
when the mother she is gone (repeat)
Father will do the best he can
But he don’t really understand
Mother's little children see the hard time
when the mother’s dead and gone.

 

Sister will do the best she can
when the mother’s dead and gone (repeat)
Sister will do the best she can        
But she don’t really understand
Motherless children see the hard time
when the mother’s dead and gone.

Sister will do the best she can
but she don't really understand...

©2015 arrangement by The Farwells

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