When its Lamplighting Time in the Valley

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There’s a lamp shining bright in a cabin
In the window it’s shining for me
And I know that my mother is praying
For the boy she is longing to see

When it’s lamp lighting time in the valley
Still in dreams I go back to my home
I can see that old lamp in the window
It will guide me wherever I roam.

In the lamplight tonight I can see her
As she rocks in her chair to and fro
Though she prays that I’ll come back to see her
Still I know that I never can go.

When it’s lamp lighting time in the valley
Still in dreams I go back to my home
But I’ve sinned ‘gainst my home and my loved ones
And now i must ever more roam

So she lights up the lamp and sits waiting
For she knows not the crime i have done
So I’ve changed all my ways and I’ll meet her
Up in heaven when life’s race is run.

When it’s lamp lighting time in the valley
Still in dreams I go back to my home
Oh I can see that old lamp in the window
It will guide me wherever I roam