Nobody's Child

Album: His Story: Chapter Three (1949)
  • As I was slowly passing
    An orphans' home one day
    And stopped for just a moment
    To watch the children play
    Alone a boy was standing
    And when I asked him why
    He turned with eyes that could not see
    And he began to cry

    I'm nobody's child
    I'm nobody's child
    Just like the flowers
    I'm growing wild
    No mummy's kisses
    And no daddy's smile
    Nobody wants me
    I'm nobody's child

    People come for children
    And take them for their own
    But they all seem to pass me by
    And I am left alone
    I know they'd like to take me
    But when they see I'm blind
    They always take some other child
    And I am left behind

    I'm nobody's child
    I'm nobody's child
    Just like a flower
    I'm growing wild
    No mummy's kisses
    And no daddy's smile
    Nobody wants me
    I'm nobody's child

    No mommy's arms to hold me
    Or soothe me when I cry
    Sometimes it gets so lonely
    I wish that I could die
    I'll walk the streets of heaven
    Where all blind can see
    And just like all the other kids
    There'd be a home for me

    I'm nobody's child
    I'm nobody's child
    Just like a flower
    I'm growing wild
    No mummy's kisses
    And no daddy's smile
    Nobody wants me
    I'm nobody's child

    Nobody wants me
    I'm nobody's child Writer/s: Cy Coben, Mel Foree
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management
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Comments: 1

  • Marilyn from 18707The Traveling Wiburys did this song, I was searching for their version and found this original version by Hank Snow; it is a tear jerker no matter who sings it. Every child should hear this song, their mother's and father's hugs would feel all the better for it; and discipline would hold a new meaning.
    My mother sang us a song as children, Mommy When I Go To Heaven Will The Angels Let Me Play, we'd cry and ask her to sing it again; jumping into the family bed was a welcomed and cherished haven, and the tradition was passed on to my children, and still goes on, thank God.
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