Kris Kristofferson

Mama Stewart

It was kinda hard believing

Mama Stewart couldn’t see me then

Or even that her age was ninety four

‘Cause the years that took her sight away

Had given her the right to say

What she believed, and she did, praise the Lord


And the things she said reminded me

Of things I’d grown too blind to see

And feelings that I’d hidden deep inside

And when she said goodbye and kissed me

I was thankful she couldn’t see

The sudden tears I couldn’t hide



         Everything is beautiful in Mama Stewart’s eyes

         Another shining reason to believe

         Everything is new and full of wonder and surprise

         Inside the world that Mama Stewart sees


She rode the covered wagons west

When she was only seven

But she came to California on a plane

She said at ninety four she thought for sure

She’d got too close to heaven

And like as not was going all the way


But the miracle of medicine

And good old time religion

Removed the veil of darkness from her eyes

They said she praised the Lord

And thanked the doctor

And didn’t even seem at all surprised


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Tag: Lord, let me see what Mama Stewart sees

Words & Music by Kris Kristofferson c. Jody Ray Publishing, Inc. (BMI) All Rights Reserved


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