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And a Little Child Shall Lead Them (OT2003-3002-010)



[Singing starts at 0:11]

Mama dear I want my papa
Why did you send him away
For you know you I love him dearly
And I want him to come home and stay

You must not be angry with him mama
Every night long for him and pray
He'll come if he know we're lonely
Little golden heart be now at rest

And a little child shall lead them
Lead them gently on their way
And a little child shall teach them
How to live more gently every day

And she'll bring them close together
So they'll ever care to stay
She's an angel sent from heaven
And will lead them gently on their way

Dublin Core

Title

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them (OT2003-3002-010)

Description

Song excerpted from audio recording OT2003-3002, part of VFC2003-0007 Margaret MacArthur Collection.

Creator

Source

Margaret MacArthur Collection -- VFC2003-0007. Vermont Folklife Center Archive, Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, Vermont, United States of America.

Date Created

1961-10-26

Is Part Of

<a href="http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/digital-archive/collections/items/show/1220">VFC2003-0007 OT2003-3002</a>

Identifier

VFC2003-0007 OT2003-3002-010

Rights Holder

Vermont Folklife Center

Song Item Type Metadata

Local Title

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them

Transcription

[Singing starts at 0:11]

Mama dear I want my papa
Why did you send him away
For you know you I love him dearly
And I want him to come home and stay

You must not be angry with him mama
Every night long for him and pray
He'll come if he know we're lonely
Little golden heart be now at rest

And a little child shall lead them
Lead them gently on their way
And a little child shall teach them
How to live more gently every day

And she'll bring them close together
So they'll ever care to stay
She's an angel sent from heaven
And will lead them gently on their way

Duration

1:20

Citation

Mondel, Leone, “And a Little Child Shall Lead Them (OT2003-3002-010),” Vermont Folklife Center Digital Collections, accessed August 17, 2022, http://explore.vermontfolklifecenter.org/digital-archive/collections/items/show/935.