A Song For The Ma

G
I thought i knew pain
  C                      G
I thought i knew loss
Em
Till the autumn it came
C                     D
And then you were gone
G
My sadness remade
C        G
Into a form
C              G
Naked as babes
D                 G
The day they are born

C                     G
Lily O Brien renowned is your name
C                   G         D                  G
The heart and the soul of aul’ milltown lane
C                 Em              G
Lily O Brien adored and acclaimed
C                     G         D                 G
The heart and the soul of aul’ milltown lane

I think on the times
We talked and complained
of all that is wrong
In the world today
And how we laughed
Your humour a balm
To the lives that you tenderly
held in your palm

Lily O Brien esteemed is your name
The heart and the soul of aul’ milltown lane
Lily O Brien adored and acclaimed
The heart and the soul of aul’ milltown lane

The telephone sits
No more will it ring
Our home is just four walls
Now you’re not within
I nod to your wisdom
Your words I recall
A smile and a kind word
Cost nothing at all

Lily O Brien renowned is your name
The heart and the soul of aul’ milltown lane
Lily O Brien adored and acclaimed
The heart and the soul of aul’ milltown lane
The heart and the soul of aul’ milltown lane