I Often Go Walking
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    I Often Go Walking

    Thoughtfully

    1. I often go walking in meadows of clover,

    And I gather armfuls of blossoms of blue.

    I gather the blossoms the whole meadow over;

    Dear mother, all flowers remind me of you.

    2. O mother, I give you my love with each flower

    To give forth sweet fragrance a whole lifetime through;

    For if I love blossoms and meadows and walking,

    I learn how to love them, dear mother, from you.

    Words: Phyllis Luch, 1937–1995. © 1969 IRI

    Music: Jeanne P. Lawler, b. 1924. © 1969 IRI