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Will You Miss Me [core]

When death shall close these eyelids
And this 4 heart shall cease to 1 beat
And they lay this soul to rest
5 In some flowery bound re- 1 treat

Will you miss me, (miss me when I'm gone)
Oh, 4 will you 1 miss me, (miss me when I'm gone)
Will you miss me, (miss me when I'm gone)
5 Will you miss me, when I'm 1 gone

Perhaps you'll plant some flowers
On my cold, unworthy grave
Come and sit alone beside me
Where the roses nod and wave

When these lips shall never more
Press a kiss upon thy brow
But lie cold and still in death
Will you love me then as now

(from the Carter Family (1935 version))
When these footsteps ne'er are heard
And these lips are pale and cold
In a winding sheet of daisies
This frail body you'll enfold

On a cold dark Sunday mornin'
In a country far away
A little girl from old Kentucky
Lifted up her voice to say

Available in these books:

Get Started Plus: Core Songs Edition
100 songs and our acclaimed play-by-ear learning method.
Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
The first two books feature large-print lyrics (20-point type) and include chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

...and on these CDs:

Five CDs, 100 songs. Recordings from the Abbott family and their friends.
Listen to sample tracks.

The MP3 collection has all 100 songs on one CD for a discount. See details.

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.