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Will The Circle Be Unbroken - live 2009/04/17

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I was standing by my window
On a cold and cloudy day
When I saw the hearse come rollin’
For to take my mother away
Will the circle be unbroken?
By and by Lord, by and by
There’s a better home a-waitin’
In the sky Lord, in the sky
I told the undertaker
“Undertaker, please drive slow
For this lady that you’re haulin’ Lord
I hate to see her go.”
Well I followed close behind
Tried to hold the family grace
But I could not hide my sorrow
When they laid herein the grave
I went back home, my house was lonesome
Cause my mother, she was gone
All my brothers, sisters, crying
What a home, so sad and lone
One by one the seats were empty
One by one they went away
Now my family, they are parted
Will they meet again someday
Will the circle be unbroken?
By and by Lord, by and by
There’s a better home a-waitin’
In the sky Lord, in the sky

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Cover of Staple Singers.

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Version: Will The Circle Be Unbroken live 2009/04/17