SWEETER THAN THE FLOWERS
Just as far as I can remember,

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