Who Sang Mother, the Queen of My Heart? Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis Touching Home cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Rock & Roll/Country
length: 3:04
Some other versions of "Mother, the Queen of My Heart"

Lyrics

I had a home out in Texas out where the Bluebonnet grew
I had the kindest mother how happy we were just we two
Till one day the angels called her it's the debt that we all have to pay
She'd call me close to her bedside these last few words she did say
Now son don't start drinking or gambling promise you'll always go straight
Ten years have passed since that parting that promise I've broke I must say
I started drinking for past time at last Lord I was just like them all
I bet my clothes and my money never dreaming that I'd ever fall
One night I've bet all my money nothing was left to be seen
All that I needed to break them was one card and that was a Queen
Cards were delt all round the table each man took a card from the draw
But I drew the one that would beat them I turned it here's what I saw
I saw mama's picture somehow she seemed to say
Son you have broken your promise I tossed those cards away
My winnings I gave to a newsboy cause I knew I was wrong from the start
And I'll never forget that promise to mother the Queen of my heart


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 When He Walks on You (Like You Have Walked on Me)
  • 2 Time Changes Everything
  • 3 Help Me Make It Through the Night
  • 4 Mother, the Queen of My Heart
  • 5 Hearts Were Made for Beating
  • 6 Foolish Kind of Man
  • 7 Touching Home
  • 8 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
  • 9 You Helped Me Up (When the World Let Me Down)
  • 10 When Baby Gets the Blues
  • 11 Comin' Back for More

  • Release information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin