nobodys child Hank Snow
As [D] I was slowly [D7] passing by an [G] orphan's home one day,
I [A7] thought I'd stop a moment, just to [E7] watch the children [A7] play.
A[D]lone, a boy was [D7] standing, and [G] when I asked him why.
He [D] turned with eyes that [G] could not see and [A] he began to [D] cry. [A7]
I'm [D] nobody's child, [D7] nobody's [G] child.
[A7] Just like a flower, I am growing [D] wild.
[D] No mommy's [D7] kisses and [G] no daddy's smiles,
[A7] Nobody wants me, I'm nobody's [D] child.
People come for children to take them for their own,
But they seem to pass me by and why I never know.
I know they want to take me, but when they see I'm Blind,
They always pick some other child and I am left behind.
No mommy's arms to hold me and soothe me when I cry,
Sometimes I feel so lonely, I wish that I could die.
I'll walk the street of heaven where all the blind can see,
Then I'll be like other kids, There'll be a place for me.
Transcribed by Dave Stark