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VP_013629 Verse 1By the lamplight's glow in the evening Sits a mother old and grey, Silently knitting, with fingers worn, For her boys so far away; Tho' her heart is heavy with sorrow, And her brow all wrinkled with care, With ev'ry stitch that is fashioned, She breathes a gentle pray'r: Chorus 1Each stitch is a thought of you, dear, Woven with loving care, I'm knitting my heart in each garment, dear, To send to you somewhere; My hands are old and worn, dear, The stitches may not be true; But there's love in each one, a mother's love for her son, Each stitch is a thought of you. Verse 2There's a scarf for Jimmie of woolen, And a cap for Bobbie dear, God, keep them always safe from all harm, And forgive a mother's tear; I have knitted their baby stockings, And I'm proud to do it again, And tho' the cradle stopped rocking For my four big brave men:
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Baskette, Billy; Sweet, Al; and Hutt, "Each Stitch Is A Thought Of You, Dear" (1918). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 4150.