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Basics of Bluegrass Banjo
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basics of bluegrass banjo

Will The Circle Be Unbroken?

Traditional – Verse and Chorus share the same melody

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

(Chorus) Will the circle, be unbroken?
Bye and bye, Lord, bye and bye.
There’s a better home a waiting,
In the sky, Lord, in the sky.

I cried, “Undertaker, undertaker,
Won’t you please drive slow.
For the body you are hauling,
Lord, I hate to see her go.”
(Chorus)

I did follow close behind her,
tried to hold up and be brave
But I could not hide my sorrow,
When they laid her in her grave
(Chorus)

I went home, my home was lonely,
For our mother, she has gone.
All my brothers, sisters crying,
For a home so sad, and alone.
(Chorus)


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