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Will The Circle Be Unbroken

  • (Trad)

    Will the circle be unbroken
    By and by, Lord by and by
    There's a better home a-waiting
    In the sky, Lord in the sky

    I was standing by the window one dark and cloudy day
    When I saw the hearse come rolling for to carry my mother away

    Well I told the undertaker, Undertaker please drive slow
    For this body you are hauling, Lord I hate to see her go

    Well I followed close behind her, tried to hold up and be brave
    But I could not hide my sorrow when they laid her in the grave

    (as sung by Joan Baez)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1973:] Most people know this song as Will the Circle Be Unbroken, a sacred song that has been extremely popular in the south for many years. It was recorded in the 1920s by [among others] the Carter Family. Somewhere along the way, either Alton Delmore or the Carters changed the word "will" to "can", -- and the song is now known both ways. (Reprint Sing Out 12, 372)

  •  [1979:] Ein sentimentaler Song aus den Südstaaten der USA, der zum ersten Mal in den zwanziger Jahren von der Carter Family, dem Metropolitan Quartet und dem Silver Leaf Quartet aufgenommen wurde. Er verspricht die Rückkehr der alten Dinge, so wie sie einmal waren, was natürlich Unterschiedliches bedeuten kann. (Bursch 43)

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Quelle: USA

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