Who Sang Magnolia Mother's Love? Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver Freedom's Child cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2002-11-19
Genre: Rock
length: 2:11

I recall the day she found it
Come home with her coat wrapped ‘round it
Back when I was just a little boy
I'd have sworn that it was dead
But it fooled me and lived instead
It grew to be my mother's pride and joy

It's just an old Magnolia tree
But friend it means much more to me
It's a symbol of my momma's tender love

And of all the things in life I've found
That picked me up when I was down
I remember my magnolia mother's love
Oh the kinfolk come and gathered round
The day we laid my momma down
I swore I'd try to be a better man
Standing beneath her favorite tree
I knew her pride and joy was me
When a petal fell and nestled in my hand

CD 1
  • 1 Hold on to Yours (and I'll Hold on to Mine)
  • 2 Freedom's Child
  • 3 That's Why the Man in Black Sings the Blues
  • 4 Honey Chile
  • 5 Good Ol' U.S.A.
  • 6 Day by Day
  • 7 Corsicana Daily Sun
  • 8 That's What She Said Last Night
  • 9 Drinkin' Back
  • 10 We
  • 11 Wild Cow Gravy
  • 12 Deja Blues
  • 13 Magnolia Mother's Love
  • 14 Merry Christmas to You
  • 15 Eddy Shaver / Necessary Evil