Carter Family, The - Picture On The Wall Lyrics




There's an old and faded picture on the wall
That has been a-hanging there for many a year
'Tis a picture of my mother, for I know there is no other
That can take the place of mother on the wall

On the wall (On the wall)
On the wall (On the wall)
How I love that dear old picture on the wall
Time is swiftly passing by and I bow my head and cry
'Cause I know I'll meet my mother after all

Yes, the children all have gathered, all have gone
And I have a little family of my own
And I know I love them well, more than any tongue can tell
But I'll hold that dear old picture on the wall

On the wall (On the wall)
On the wall (On the wall)
How I love that dear old picture on the wall
Time is swiftly passing by and I bow my head and cry
'Cause I know I'll meet my mother after all

Since I lost that dear old mother years ago
There is none to which with troubles I can go
As my guitar makes its chords I am praying to the Lord
Let me hold that dear old picture on the wall

On the wall (On the wall)
On the wall (On the wall)
How I love that dear old picture on the wall
Time is swiftly passing by and I bow my head and cry
'Cause I know I'll meet my mother after all





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  1. Israel Miller

    Found this78 at a thrift store bye my house in Knoxville , it’s still out there folks!

  2. Natanga Kofe

    am from christmas island, line and phoenix islands, kiribati and my teacher taught us this song ,,, nice song just remember now, 1987 i think

  3. Frank Smith

    I have been looking for this old song far and wide,and I finally found it here with the Carter Family singing hihi tku very much,such a beautiful song and always reminds one of their Mother hihi

  4. Isaac Malcolm

    My Grandfather use to sing this song whenever he was drinking he would almost cry singing 😭

    Michael Swaim

    mine too,,,,he is 98 years old now,,,and saw the carter family play in back of a pickup truck at our county fair in 1928 in western NC where we are from,,,,,learned all papaws sons from old days,,from this to on the banks of the ohio

  5. Twilight

    my daddy used to sing that when I was little I'd hear my daddy singing that song and I was little and I tried to sing it it is beautiful I found it🌷

  6. Bethaney Wallace

    Best song ever

  7. Bethaney Wallace

    love this

  8. Michael West

    My father used to sing this around the house

  9. Jada Johnson

    That last part where no matter what she does, even something she likes like guitar, she only wants her mother. She's written at least two others songs about her mother and even wanting to be buried with her. She just wants to hold her mother for one last time.

  10. Jean Davis

    This song is so special to me because My Mom used to play her guitar and sing this Her mom died when she was a very young girl it makes me cry..

  11. Bernadette Toal

    Oh thanks bunny !. What a meaningful little song,how beautiful !... And I've got that little picture on the wall.......

  12. Nancy Hopps McDonald

    I am singing this at a funeral soon and need the chords. Anyone know them?

    Hunter Dowdle

    Nancy Hopps McDonald F, B flat, and C7

  13. TheKaasChuig

    We used to have a resident at the nursing home I used to work at. Back then I couldn't find it on youtube, but going through some old photos, I ended up doing another search. Thank you for posting it so I can finally hear it.

  14. ourlittleisland

    Thanks for sharing this. Love it! In the second verse, I believe it should be "more than any tongue can tell" ...