I Dreamed About Mama Last Night (Williams Hank)

I've just been to heaven with someone so true I dreamed about mama last night She read me the Bible like she used to do I dreamed about mama last night She never close her eyes and sleep till we were all in bed And on party nights till we came home she often sat and read We little thought about it then for we were young and gay Just how much mama worried when we children were away We only knew she never slept when we were out at night That she waited just to know that we'd all come home alright Why sometimes when we'd stay away till one or two or three It seemed to us that mama heard the turnin' of the key For always when we'd step aside she'd call and we'd reply But we were all too young back then to understand the reason why Until the last one had returned she'd always keep a light For mama couldn't sleep until she kissed us all goodnight She had to know that we were safe before she went to rest Well she seemed to fear that the world might harm The ones that she loved the best And once she told me when you're grown to women and to men Perhaps I'll sleep the whole night through I may be different then And so it seemed that night and day we knew a mother's care That always when we got back home we'd find her waitin' there Then came the night that we were called together round her bed The children are all with you now the kindly doctor said And in her eyes the gleam again that old time tender light That told that she's just been waitin' to know we were alright She smiled that old familiar smile and prayed to God to keep Her children safe from harm throughout the years And then she went to sleep My dream is a treasure that I'll always keep I dreamed about mama last night