IRVING BERLIN lyrics - The Hand That Rocked My Cradle Rules My Heart

IRVING BERLIN
"The Hand That Rocked My Cradle Rules My Heart"

[Verse:]
How can I ever pay the debt I owe you
Mother o' mine, Mother o' mine
What is there I could ever do to show you
How much I love you
Mother o' mine

[Refrain:]
I kiss the hand, the wrinkled hand
That rocked my cradle in babyland

A mem'ry lingers of byegone years
When gentle fingers would dry my tears

Her face will ever be my guiding light
She'll whisper tenderly "Turn to the right"

No harm can come to me by day or night
For the hand that rocked my cradle rules my heart

[2nd verse:]
Close to my side you stand what e'er betide me
Mother o' mine, Mother o' mine
How can I come to harm with you beside me
Ever to guide me
Mother o' mine