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

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

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Lord, I told that undertaker,
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“Undertaker, please drive slow.
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For the body you are hauling,
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Lord, I hate to see her go.”

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Lord, I followed close behind her,
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Tried to hold up and be brave.
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But I could not hide my sorrow,
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When they laid her in the grave.

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Went back home, Lord, my home was lonesome,
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Since my mother, she was gone.
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All my brothers, sister cryin’,
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What a home so sad and lone.