[G] There's a lamp shining [C] bright in the [G] valley
In a window, it's shining for [D7] me
And I [G] know that my [C] mother is [G] pining
For the [D7] boy she is longing to [G] see.
When It's [C] Lamp-Lighting Time In The [G] Valley
Then in dreams, I go back to my [D7] home
I can [G] see that old [C] lamp in the [G] window
It will [D7] guide me wherever I [G] roam.
In the lamp-light each night I can see her
As she rocks in her chair, to and fro
And she prays that I'll come back to see her
Yet, I know that I never can go.
So, she lights up the lamp and sits waiting
For she knows of the time I have done
But I'll change all my ways and I'll meet her
Up in heaven, when life's race is done.