A mother went out on a party She left at home her baby son He cried and begged her not to leave him But she would not give up her fun. She kissed his cheek and tried to soothe him But would not heed his childish plea She heard him call as she was leavin' "Please mommy, please stay home with me." The mother joined the merrymakers And soon was lost in trifling joy The mellow tunes and flitting shadows Made her forget her baby boy. She danced and laughed and did some drinkin' The world for her was full of glee But now and then these words would haunt her "Please mommy, please stay home with me." She left the party feeling dizzy The smell of drinking on her breath She hurried home to find her baby In raging pain and nearing death. The doctor came and looked on sadly The case was hopeless, he could see The baby died, these words repeating "Please mommy, please stay home with me." The mother now,
her life would forfeit To hear her baby's voice again She grieved to think she rudely left him To satisfy her wicked vain.
Now mothers don't neglect your duty This story should a lesson be Do not ignore your baby's pleading "Please mommy, please stay home with me."