Can the circle be unbroken
1) I was standing by the window, on one cold and cloudy day,
when I saw that hearse come rolling, for to carry my mother away.
Ref.: Can the circle be unbroken, by and by, Lord, by and by,
there's a better home awaiting in the sky, Lord, in the sky.
2) Lord, I told the undertaker: "Undertaker, please drive slow,
'caus that body you are hauling, Lord, I hate to see her go:"
3) Yes I followed close behind her, tried to cheer up and be brave,
but my sorrows I could not hide them, when they laid her in the grave.
4) Went back home, Lord, cold and lonesome, since my mother she was gone,
all my brothers and sisters crying, what a home, so sad and lone.