Legendary Performances

Mommy Please Stay Home With Me

by Eddy Arnold

on Legendary Performances (1983), Eddy's Song (2003), The Tennessee Plowboy & His Guitar

A mother went out on a party
She left at home her baby son
He cried and begged her not to leave him
But she would not give up her fun.

She kissed his cheek and tried to soothe him
But would not heed his childish plea
She heard him call as she was leavin'
"Please mommy, please stay home with me."

The mother joined the merrymakers
And soon was lost in trifling joy
The mellow tunes and flitting shadows
Made her forget her baby boy.

She danced and laughed and did some drinkin'
The world for her was full of glee
But now and then these words would haunt her
"Please mommy, please stay home with me."

She left the party feeling dizzy
The smell of drinking on her breath
She hurried home to find her baby
In raging pain and nearing death.

The doctor came and looked on sadly
The case was hopeless, he could see
The baby died, these words repeating
"Please mommy, please stay home with me."

The mother now, her life would forfeit
To hear her baby's voice again
She grieved to think she rudely left him
To satisfy her wicked vain.

Now mothers don't neglect your duty
This story should a lesson be
Do not ignore your baby's pleading
"Please mommy, please stay home with me."

Song Comments (2)
On Mommy Please Stay Home With Me by Eddy Arnold

By John A Garcia


I remember these words from a song listening to our radio station which my mom always had on. Finally found the lyrics, I feel so lucky. This is over 60 years ago. I do a little DJ's at our community radio, you might say I love music.
By Bob Buchen


The song maybe out of sequence but here goes, "you go your way and I'll go mine till the end of time and you don't love me anymore, I guess I still don't matter any more"!
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