When My Mother Sings

from by Elaine Mahon

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Lisa, Penny & I decided we wanted to write a song to honor the Earth. We each had fond memories of our mothers singing to us. The idea of Mother Earth singing resonated deeply with us and this song followed in the course of a day.



© 2012 Lisa Aschmann/Nashville Geographic, ASCAP;
Mary Elaine Mahon/Six Pelicans Publishing, BMI; &
Penny Nichols/2000 Smiles Music, BMI

My mother is so beautiful, so easy on the eye

The storms that roll across her face eventually pass by, and

When I lay me down to sleep, upon her green, green dress, and

Rest there in her loving arms thatʼs when I love her best

I love her when the thunder peals, she makes the mountains ring

With waterfalls and cranes that call, these are the songs my mother sings 
The rush of rocky timpani, the crashing of her waves 

Yet she can be as gentle as a summerʼs day

(Chorus) When my mother sings, when my mother sings

When my mother sings, I listen with my heart

The silence of her solitude, the flowers on her face

I long to keep her safe from harm, she is my saving grace

There may be other songs that sing the music of the spheres

But there shall be my motherʼs songs, the ones I long to hear

(Chorus) When my mother sings, when my mother sings

When my mother sings, I listen with my heart



from REACH FOR THE STARS, track released February 3, 2017
Lead Vocal & Acoustic Guitar: Elaine Mahon
Bass: Lon Williamson
Mandocello & Mandolin: Gabe Valla
Vocal Harmonies and Arrangements: Penny Nichols



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Elaine Mahon Gainesville, Florida

With her 2017 release, REACH FOR THE STARS, Elaine Mahon has written a collection of songs that evoke a sense of wonder while inspiring hope and offering empowerment. Mahon's songs reflect her perspective as an astronomer, while remaining deeply rooted in the natural world we all live in. Mahon performs solo at festivals, venues and house concerts in Florida and throughout the Southeastern US. ... more

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