ELO, Lyrics:

She came up from the country with a smile for enyone,
she ledt her blue horizon just to find another home,
a lonely girl who'd travelled many days
a lonely heart that could not find a way.


And she said
Momma, it's a hard life now you're gone,
Momma, it's so hard to carry on,
and I feel I'm a fool who lost it all,
you used to make it all so very clear
that life must go on though the end is near,
oh Mamma, it's a sad and lonely life.

A misty mornin' rider she came
wandering through the hills,
a wanderin soul appearin over rainy windows sills,
a smile for everyone under God's grace.


Midnight maiden madness, what to
search for in this place
gateway to the city, night sky
shadows on her face,
a lady lost in nowhere but her stare
leaves the world, her life to start somewhere.


Jeff Lynne

From the 1973 LP, ELO II.