Will The Circle Be Unbroken Lyrics

Doc Watson

publisher: ©DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC , Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
album: Track 24 in album Old Timey Concert
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I was standing by my window
On a cold and cloudy day
When I saw that hearse come rolling
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


Track Listing

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 New River Train
  • 3 What Does the Deep Sea Say
  • 4 Sunny Tennessee
  • 5 Walkin' in Jerusalem
  • 6 Sittin' on Top of the World
  • 7 Pretty Little Pink
  • 8 My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • 9 Slewfoot
  • 10 Little Orphan Girl
  • 11 Long Journey Home
  • 12 Rank Stranger
  • 13 Crawdad
  • 14 Fire on the Mountain
  • 15 Eastbound Train
  • 16 On the Banks of the Old Tennessee
  • 17 Mountain Dew
  • 18 Corinna Corinna
  • 19 Footprints in the Snow
  • 20 I Saw a Man at the Close of Day
  • 21 Cackling Hen
  • 22 Wanted Man
  • 23 Way Downtown
  • 24 Will the Circle Be Unbroken