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Kevin Browne: Songs

Back in Illinois

(Kevin Browne)
November, 2007
Hey Mama, they say I’ve got a crooked smile
Had it since I was a child
I saw it in a photograph
Hey Mama, those pictures bring back memories
And the sweet, sweet smell of the autumn leaves, up in Illinois

And how could I ever forget
That you gave me life, first words and rhymes
Hosing the dirt from our clothes
Mittens you’d made and we played in the snow
And music, I remember music all day long

Hey Mama, remember my baseball cards
Football games in our backyard
And picnics in the park
Hey Mama, I think of all the gifts you gave
Thanksgiving days and the Hobo parade
Back in Illinois