She said: "My daughter, I beg of you I have a with that must come true The last thing you can do for Mama Please promise me that you will stay And take my place while I'm away And give the children love each day" I had to cry, what could I say?
How hard I tried to find the words I prayed she wouldn't see my cry So much to say that should be heard But only time to say goodbye to Mama
They say in time that you'll forget Yet still today my eyes are wet I tell myself to smile for Mama Now soon there'll be another spring And I will start remembering The way she loved to hear me sing Her favorite song, "Ave Maria"
The children have all grown up now I kept my promise to Mama I cannot guide them anymore I've done my best all for Mama
But still it seems so very small For all she did for me