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|Work Title||Mother Would Comfort Me|
|Composer||Sawyer, Charles Carroll|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||ICS 6|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||8-9 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||voice, mixed chorus (SATB), piano|
One edition has the following preface to the song: A soldier in one of the New York regiments, after being severally wounded, was taken prisoner, and after lying in the hospital a number of days, he was told by those who were in attendance that “they could do no more for him,” that he must die. For a few moments the poor fellow seemed in deep thought; reviving a little, he turned slowly toward those near him, and after thanking them for the kind manner in which they had treated him during his sickness, a sweet smile passed over his pale face, and with a firm voice he said, “Mother would comfort me if she were here.” Those were his last words.