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Will the Circle be Unbroken

I was (C) standing by my (C7) window on a (F) cold and cloudy (C) day,
When I saw the hearse come rolling for to carry my (G) mother away. (C)

Will the (C) circle be unbroken (C7) by and (F) by Lord by and (C) by.
There's a better home awaiting in the sky Lord (G7) in the (C) sky.

I said to the undertaker, "Undertaker please drive slow."
For the party you are hauling, Lord I hate to see her go."


Oh, 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.


I went back home, my home was lonesome, missed my mother she was gone.
All my brothers and sisters crying in our home so sad and alone.


We sang the songs of childhood, hymns of faith that made us strong,
Ones that our mother had taught us, hear the angels sing along


- A.P.Carter