Will the Circle Be Unbroken


I was standing by my window

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On a cold and cloudy day


When I saw that hearse come rolling

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For to carry my mother away

Will the circle be unbroken

By and by, Lord, by and by

There’s a better home awaiting

In the sky, Lord, in the sky

Well I told the undertaker

Undertaker please drive slow

For the body that you are hauling

Lord, I hate to see her go


Well I followed close behind her

Tried to hold up and be brave

But I could not hide my sorrow

When they laid her in her grave


Went back home, Lord, oh so lonesome

Since my mother she was gone

All my brothers, sisters crying

What a home so sad and ‘lone