On a September afternoon
In nineteen sixty-one
A baby girl’s first cry rang out
A new life had begun
Her mother rocked her in her arms
And she kissed the tiny brow
She said “Darling I’m just as scared as you
But I promise you somehow”

(Chorus)
I will take care of you
The very best that I can
With all of the love here in my heart
And all of the strength in my hands
Your every joy I’ll share
For every tear I’ll be there
My whole life through
I will take care of you

On a September afternoon
In nineteen eighty-five
That little girl had grown into
A beautiful young bride
She turned to the man who held her hand
In front of the waiting crowd
They smiled at each other as they spoke
And this was their wedding vow

(Chorus)(Bridge)

On a September afternoon
In nineteen eighty-nine
The girl waited by a hospital bed
Never leaving her mother’s side
She said “Mama why don’t you close your eyes
Try to get some rest
It’s my turn to take care of you
Cause I’ve learned from the best”

(Chorus)

With all of the love here in my heart
And all of the strength in my hands

On a September afternoon
In nineteen ninety-one
A baby girl’s first cry rang out
A new life had begun

© Amy Sky and Dave Pickell