Will the circle be unbroken
[C] I was standing by my window,
On a [F] cold and cloudy [C] day.
When I saw that hearse come rolling,
For to carry my [G7] mother a[C] way.
[C] Will the circle be unbroken,
By and [F]by, Lord, by and [C] by?
There's a better home a-waiting,
In the sky, Lord, [G7] in the [C] sky.
[C] Lord, I told that undertaker,
"Under[F]taker, please drive [C]slow.
For the body you are hauling,
Lord, I hate to [G7] see her [C] go."
[C], I followed close behind her,
Tried to [F]hold up and be [C] brave.
But I could not hide my sorrow,
When they laid her [G7] in the [C] grave.
[C] Went back home, Lord, my home was lonesome,
Since my [F] mother, she was [C] gone.
All my brothers, sister cryin',
What a home so [G7] sad and [C] lone.