Mother Machree Lyrics

Traditional Irish Song Lyrics featuring Maureen Hegarty

Song Details
Music: Chauncey Olcott and Ernest R. Ball Lyrics: Rida Johnson Young
Written: 1910 Music Style: Traditional Irish
Original Key: C Major Time Signature: 6/8
Tempo: Allegretto, ma espressivo: moderately fast (98–109 bpm), but with expression

Mother Machree - Maureen Hegarty
Video Link: Mother Machree performed by Maureen Hegarty


Mother Machree Lyrics

There's a spot in my heart
Which no colleen may own.
There's a depth in my soul
Never sounded or known;

There's a place in my mem'ry,
My life, that you fill,
No other can take it,
No one ever will.

Chorus:
Sure, I love the dear silver
That shines in your hair,
And the brow that's all furrowed,
And wrinkled with care.
I kiss the dear fingers,
So toil-worn for me,
Oh, God bless you and keep you,
Mother Machree.

Ev'ry sorrow or care
In the dear days gone by,
Was made bright by the light
Of the smile in your eye,

Like a candle that's set
In a window at night,
Your fond love has cheered me,
And guided me right.

Chorus:
Sure, I love the dear silver
That shines in your hair,
And the brow that's all furrowed,
And wrinkled with care.
I kiss the dear fingers,
So toil-worn for me,
Oh, God bless you and keep you,
Mother Machree.



Useful Links:
Chancellor Olcott
Chancellor Olcott

For more information about Chancellor Olcott

For more information about Ernest R Ball.

For more information about Rida Johnson Young.

There was also a movie produced in 1928 titled Mother Machree.

It was a silent film produced by John Ford, starring Belle Bennett, and Neil Hamilton.



Mother Machree Sheet Music - available at Sheet Music Plus - Piano/Vocal/Guitar Chords - 2 pages - Digital Print