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Will The Circle Be Unbroken TML # 011114
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An old hymn made popular by various artists which continues to be a favourite in bluegrass and folk sessions today. The singer witnesses his/her mother being carried off for burial. Her example is praised. The singer wonders if they will meet again: "Will the circle be unbroken, By and by, Lord, by and by? There's a better home a-waiting In the sky, Lord, in the sky."

Will the circle be unbroken, By and bye Lord bye and bye
There's a better home a-waiting, In the sky lord in the sky.

I was standing by my window, On a cold and windy day
When I saw that hearse come rolling, For to carry my mother away.

Lord, I told that undertaker, Undertaker please drive slow
For this body that you're hauling, Lord, I hate to see her go.

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.

I went home, my home was lonely, Now my mother she has gone
All my brothers, sisters crying, What a home so sad and alone.
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