WHEN IT'S LAMP LIGHTING TIME IN THE VALLEY
「山谷里该点灯的时候」这首歌是叙述美国西部一个死囚思念母亲的情怀。台湾学校音乐课本里把歌名改成了「山谷里的灯光」。
美国西部有洛矶山脉。山谷里偶有人家。黄昏时分,天上犹有余光,而山谷里却已先黑暗了。这时候,山谷里该点灯了。
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WHEN IT'S LAMP LIGHTING TIME IN THE VALLEY

There's a lamp shining bright in the cabin
In the window it's shining for me.
I know Mother sits waiting and praying
For the boy that she's longing to see.

CHORUS:
When it's lamp lighting time in the valley
Then in dreams I go back to my home.
I can see that old lamp in the window
It will guide me where ever I roam.

In the lamplight each night I can see her
As she rocks in her chair to and fro'
Tho' she prays that I'll come back to see her
Still I know that I never can go.

CHORUS:
Now she lights up that lamp and sits waiting
She knows not the deeds I have done.
But I'll change all my ways and go see her
Up in Heaven when life's race is run.

CHORUS:
When it's lamp lighting time in the valley
And the shadows of night gently fall
It is then that I long for the valley
And I miss you, Mother dear, most of all.

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