She remained the rose of my heart.
Mom took sick along in December,
February brought us broken hearts.
The reason we've not called a family reunion,
We knew that you wouldn’t be there,
But since we thought it all over, Mama,
We know that your spirit is there.
Chorus: No, no, I can’t forget the hour.
You’re the only one, Mom, and sweeter than the flower.
No, no, there’s no need to bother;
To speak of you now would only hurt Father.
It looks so good to see us together,
But I have to look after Dad.
Oh, Mama, when I passed by your coffin,
I didn’t want to remember you dead.
They all gathered ‘round; I stared at their faces.
All heads were bowed mighty low.
But that was one time we all had to face it,
Though it hurt us so bad, you know.
(Chorus) Oh, no, Mama, we’ll never forget you, And someday we’ll meet you up there.
Sweeter Than The Flowers
Just as far as I can remember
She'll remain the rose of my heart
Mama fell sick along in December
February brought us broken hearts
The reason we've not called a family reunion
We knew that she wouldn't be there
But now that we've thought it all over Mama
We know you're spirit is here
Oh no I can't forget the hours your the only one Momma
And sweeter than the flowers
Oh no there's no use to bother
To speak of you now would only hurt Father
Oh no momma we'll never forget you
And someday we'll meet you up there
We all gathered round and I stared at their faces
All heads were bowed mighty low
But this was one time we all had to face it
Though it hurt us so badly you know
Well it looked so good to see us together
But I had to look after dad
Oh no Mother when I passed by your casket
I didn't want to remember you dead