M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means a World to Me) Lyrics

Eddy Arnold

album: Track 2 in album Eddy's Song
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length: 3:02
I've been around the world, you bet, but never went to school
Hard knocks are all I seem to get, perhaps I've been a fool;
But still, some educated folks, supposed to be so swell,
Would fail if they were called upon a simple word to spell.
Now if you'd like to put me to the test,
There's one dear name that I can spell the best!

M is for the million things she g-ave me
O means only that she's growing old
T is for the tears she shed to save me
H is for her heart of purest gold
E is for her eyes with love-light shining
R means right and right she'll always be
Put them all together they spell moth-er
A word that means the world to me

When I was but a baby, long before I learned to walk,
While lying in my cradle, I would try my best to talk;
It wasn't long before I spoke and all the neighbors heard,
My folks were very proud of me for "Mother" was the word.
Although I'll never lay a claim to fame,
I'm satisfied that I can spell the name:

M is for the mercy she possess-es
O means that I owe her all I own
T is for her tender sweet caresses
H is for her hands that made a home
E means everything she's done to help me
R means real and regular you see
Put them all together they spell moth-er
A word that means the world to me

Track Listing

  • 1 You Know How Talk Gets Around
  • 2 M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means a World to Me)
  • 3 I Wouldn't Trade the Silver in My Mother's Hair
  • 4 That Wonderful Mother of Mine
  • 5 Bring Your Roses to Her Now
  • 6 I Wish I Had a Girl Like You Mother
  • 7 My Mother's Sweet Voice
  • 8 Many Tears Ago (2)
  • 9 I Walk Alone (2)
  • 10 Shepherd of My Heart
  • 11 Evil Tempt Me Not
  • 12 When Jesus Beckons Me Home
  • 13 Beautiful Isle of Somewhere
  • 14 The Lily of the Valley
  • 15 Softly and Tenderly
  • 16 The Nearest Thing to Heaven
  • 17 The Cattle Call (2)
  • 18 Tie Me to Your Apron Strings Again
  • 19 A Million Miles From Your Heart
  • 20 Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
  • 21 Roll Along Kentucky Moon
  • 22 When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
  • 23 A Full Time Job
  • 24 Condemned Without Trial