Home  »  Respectfully Quoted  »  Howard Johnson

Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1226
AUTHOR: Howard Johnson
QUOTATION: “M” is for the million things she gave me,
“O” means only that she’s growing old,
“T” is for the tears were shed to save me,
“H” is for her heart of purest gold;
“E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
“R” means right, and right she’ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell MOTHER,
A word that means the world to me.
ATTRIBUTION: M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me), words by Howard Johnson, music by Theodore Morse, pp. 2–5, © 1915, renewed 1943 Leo Feist, Inc. Rights assigned to CBS Catalogue Partnership. All rights controlled and administered by CBS Feist Catalog Inc. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.