Shel Silverstein

Mama I'll Sing One For You

I've sung my songs on dusty roads and dirty city sidewalks To sweatin' hard eyed brakemen, in the rail yards I rolled through I've sung in blue wall papered rooms to girls I played at lovin' Now Mama…I'll sing one song for you Mama let me tell you that I've never lost the mem'ry Of the tender things you told me, and the gentle things you'd do And though I've grown away and other arms reach out to hold me Mama…I'll sing one song for you You say you'd like to have me here to help you through the winter But you say it with a wistful smile like you already knew That your boy's no good at stayin' still there's no words that need sayin' And Mama… I'll sing one song for you Tomorrow I'll be movin' out on them dusty country backroads Some sweatin' hard eyed brakeman may hear a tune or two And the girl in the blue wall papered room she'll ask where i been hidin' And I'll tell 'em I stopped and sang one song for you

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