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  1. December

This one is based on the public domain poem "December" by Claude McKay, 1889 - 1948

Lyrics

Last night I heard your voice, mother,
The words you sang to me
When I a little barefoot girl
Knelt down against your knee.

As tears rushed from my heart, mother,
And passed beyond its wall,
But though the fountain reached my throat
The drops refused to fall.

Last night I heard your voice, mother,
The words you sang to me
When I, a little barefoot girl,
Knelt down against your knee.

‘Tis ten years since you died, mother,
Just ten dark years of pain,
And oh I only wish that I
Could weep just once again.

Last night I heard your voice, mother,
The words you sang to me
When I, a little barefoot girl,
Knelt down against your knee.