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I Remember Ruby

Mark Brine
Mark Brine


Written by: Mark Brine


Ruby used to cook and sew
And wash the family clothes
And Momma didn’t like her very much
As far as color goes
But Ruby never seemed to care too much
At least it never showed
‘Cause, Ruby loved us children
Like as if we’d been her own

She used to smile and hold me close
And call me honey-child
She’d rock me in her arms asleep
And hum a little while
‘Cause momma had too much to do
With socials and ‘noon bridge
And didn’t have the time to give
The love that Ruby did

I remember Ruby like my mother should’ve been
Findin’ time when there weren’t none
Between the chores she’d tend
Chasin’ us all around the room and
The funny things she’d say
I remember Ruby in a special precious way
(2.I remember Ruby.. like my mother’d never  been)

Daddy sent a telegram
It reached me late today
Momma’d passed away last night
Her heart just gave away
But back when Ruby did last spring
It hurt me worse back then
In my mind Ruby was the mom
My mother’d never been
©1974 Miss Rebecca Music (ASCAP)

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