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Will the Circle Be Unbroken

I was standing by my window, On a 4 cold and cloudy 1 day
When I saw that hearse come rolling, For to carry my 5 mother a 1 way

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 you are hauling, Lord I hate to see her go

Yes I followed close behind her, Tried to hold up and be brave
But I could not hide my sorrow, When they laid her in the 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

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Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.