Lamplighting Time In The Valley

Oh there’s a lamp shining bright in the cabin
in a window that’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
   in my dreams I go back to my home
   Oh I can see that old lamp in the window
   it will guide me wherever I roam.

By the lamplight tonight I can see her
as she rocks in her chair to and fro
Oh she’s praying that I’ll come back to see her
and I know that I never can go.