A Prayer For Mumbet


Lyrics:

A PRAYER FOR MUMBET

 

MOTH

Why did this happen?

 

MUMBET

It was my time, child. It was my time.

 

MOTH

SHE WAS BORN A SLAVE, MUMBET

SHE COULD NEITHER WRITE NOR READ.

ON HER OWN SHE HAD NO EQUAL.

SHE NEITHER WASTED GOODS OR DEED

 

SHE WAS BORN A SLAVE, MUMBET

NEVER VIOLATED TRUST.

SHE ALWAYS WAS THE TENDER FRIEND.

SHE WAS LOYAL, STRONG, AND JUST

 

WHAT WOULD I HAVE DONE WITHOUT HER?

IN EVERY WAY YOU WERE THERE FOR ME.

GOOD MOTHER, FAREWELL.

GOOD MOTHER, FAREWELL.

GOOD MOTHER, FAREWELL.