Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. III

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    Take Me In Your Lifeboat with Del McCoury

    Take me in your lifeboat, oh
    Take me in your lifeboat
    It will stand the raging storm
    Take me in your lifeboat, oh
    Take me in your lifeboat
    It will bear my spirit home.

    Now come brothers and sisters and don't fall asleep
    We'll pray night and day or we'll sink in the deep
    Fathers and mothers are prayin' so well
    The Lord won't you take me in your lifeboat.

    The clouds are so heavy the winds are so loud
    The thunder are rollin' and burstin' the clouds
    They pray to their sinner mates for what they have done
    They took the dyin' sinner in their lifeboat.

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    Milk Cow Blues with Doc Watson / Josh Graves

    Well, I tried everything just to get along with you
    And now I'm gonna tell you just what I'm gonna do
    Well, I'm sick of all your cryin' when you shoudl be leavin' me alone
    If you don't believe me, you pack my bag, I'm gone

    Won'tcha please? A don't that sun look good goin' down?
    You almost lost your love girl when your ol' man ain't around

    Wontcha please? Don't that sun look good goin' down?
    Won't you please? Don't that sun look good goin' down?
    Well, you best believe that I love ya aby when your ol' man ain't around

    New Dance
    Go
    Wontcha please? Don't that sun look good goin' down?
    Won't you please? Don't that sun look good goin' down?
    Well, you best believe that I love ya baby when your ol' man ain't around

    And around, and around, and around, and around, around
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    I Find Jesus

    I walk in silence when it comes
    This feeling when the spirit leads me on
    If the dogs are barking and the night is rough
    I take it as a sign to climb above
    The city to the hill among the clouds
    Where I can see my Savior now
    He's waiting with His palm to me outstretched
    His mercy is a balm when I'm perplexed

    I find Jesus in the darkest night
    I find Jesus in the morning light
    I find Jesus in the face of those
    Whose hearts are singing with the Heavenly Host

    Sometimes when I feel all alone
    I look around and all are gone
    The friends that I rely upon
    Are busy doing what they want
    I look within and I am told
    It's Sunday morning in my soul
    And there I find a holy hall
    Where congregations heed the call

    I find Jesus in the darkest night
    I find Jesus in the morning bright
    I find Jesus in the face of those
    Whose hearts are singing with the Heavenly Host

    And when I lay down my last time
    And feel a chill run up my spine
    And recognize my time has come
    I'll look around, He'll lead me home
    He'll reach His loving hand to me
    And bid me climb to victory
    Where we'll find kindred spirits there
    Hearts raised in song without a care

    I find Jesus in the darkest night
    I find Jesus in the morning bright
    I find Jesus in the face of those
    Whose hearts are singing with the Heavenly Host
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    Hold Whatcha Got With Jimmy Martin

    Hold Whatcha got, I'm a-coming home, baby
    Hold Whatcha got ad I don't mean maybe
    Been a-thinkin about you and I'm on my way

    Don't sell the house and don't wreck the car
    Stay there, honey, right where you are
    Hold whatcha got, I'm a-coming home to stay

    Well, in my mind, I can see
    That's a pretty good sign that I need you
    That's why I can't wait to get back home

    So squeeze yourself real good and tight
    And I'll be there before daylight
    Hold whatcha got, I'm a-coming home to stay

    Hold whatcha got, I'm a-coming home, baby
    Hold whatcha got and I' don't mean maybe
    Been a-thinking about you and I'm on my way

    Don't sell the house and don't wreck the car
    Stay there, honey, right where you are
    Hold whatcha got, I'm a-coming home to stay

    Well, when I get back, honey, I ain't leaving
    I been too lonely, a little too much grieving
    When I get back, honey, this time I'm going to stay

    Well, we won't fuss and we won't fight
    And this time things are gonna be all right
    If you hold whatcha got, I'm a-coming home to stay

    Hold whatcha got, I'm a-coming home, baby
    Hold whatcha got and I' don't mean maybe
    Been a-thinking about you and I'm on my way

    Don't sell the house and don't wreck the car
    Stay there, honey, right where you are
    Hold whatcha got, I'm a-coming home to stay

    Hold whatcha got, I'm a-coming home, baby
    Hold whatcha got and I' don't mean maybe
    Been a-thinking about you and I'm on my way

    Don't sell the house and don't wreck the car
    Stay there, honey, right where you are
    Hold whatcha got, I'm a-coming home to stay

    Don't sell the house and don't wreck the car
    Stay there, honey, right where you are
    Hold whatcha got, I'm a-coming home to stay
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    Mama's Opry With Iris DeMent

    She grew up plain and simple in a farming town.
    Her daddy played the fiddle and used to do the calling when they had hoedowns.
    She says the neighbors would come and they'd move all my grandma's furniture 'round.
    And there'd be twenty or more there on the old wooden floor dancin' to a country sound.

    The Carters and Jimmy Rodgers played her favourite songs.
    And on Saturday nights there was a radio show and she would sing along.
    And I'll never forget her face when she revealed to me,
    That she'd dreamed about singing at The Grand Ol' Opry.
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    Diamonds in the Rough with Cash, June Carter

    While walking out, one evening
    Not knowing where to go
    Just to pass the time away
    Before we held our show

    I heard a little mission band
    Playing with all their might
    I gave my soul to Jesus
    And left eh show that night

    The day will soon be over
    And evening will be gone
    No more gems to be gathered
    So let us all press on

    When Jesus comes to claim us
    And says it is enough
    The diamonds will be shining
    No longer in the rough
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    Lonesome River with Sam Bush

    I sit here alone on the banks of the river
    The lonesome wind blows and the water rolls high
    I can hear a voice calling out there in the darkness
    But I sit here alone too lonesome to cry

    Oh, the water rolls high on the river at midnight
    I sit on the shore to grieve and to cry
    The woman I love she left me this morning
    With no one to love or kiss me goodnight

    We met there one night on the banks of the river
    Sat there holding hands and making our vow
    That we never would part and be happy together
    But a new love she's found, she's gone from me now

    Oh, the water rolls high on the river at midnight
    I sit on the shore to grieve and to cry
    The woman I love she left me this morning
    With no one to love or kiss me goodnight

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    Some Dark Holler with Dwight Yoakam

    I'd rather be in some dark holler
    Where the sun don't never shine
    Than to be here alone just knowing that you're gone
    As I slowly lose my mind.

    So blow your whistle freight train
    Take me farther on down the track
    I'm going away I'm leaving today
    I'm going and I ain't coming back.

    I'd rather be in some dark holler
    Where the sun don't never shine
    Than to be in some big city
    In a small room with your love on my mind.

    So blow your whistle freight train
    Take me farther on down the track
    I'm going away I'm leaving today
    I'm going and I ain't coming back.

    I'd rather be in some dark holler
    Where the sun don't never shine
    Than to be here alone just knowing that you're gone
    As I slowly lose my mind.

    So blow your whistle freight train
    Take me farther on down the track
    I'm going away I'm leaving today
    I'm going and I ain't coming back.

    I'm going away I'm leaving today
    I'm going and I ain't coming back...
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    The Lowlands with Jaimie Hanna

    I'm heading for the Lowlands,
    won't you please direct my way
    The train is leaving shortly,
    there's no time for delay
    She told me she'd be waiting,
    I'm not so sure she is
    I think that there's a nother,
    who claims that she is his

    Chorus
    Lowlands were my home,
    when I was but a child
    They will be my deathbed,
    when I'm past my time

    I remember one summer day,
    the clouds began to build
    We gathered the crops
    and scanned across the fields
    It started to rain
    and continued several days
    The river over flowed
    and the crops all went to waste

    Chorus

    You know that I'm no failure,
    though my victories are few
    I'm trying my best
    but there's too much here to do
    That girl I loved once told me
    I made her feel secure
    It's hard to think I've been replaced
    but nothing does endure
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    Love, Please Come Home with Del McCoury

    Are you read this letter that write to you
    Sweetheart, I hope you'll understand
    That you're the only love I knew
    Please forgive me if you can

    Sweetheart, I beg you to come home tonight
    I'm so blue and alone
    I promise that I'll treat you right
    Love, oh love, oh please come home

    That old wind is cold and slowly creeping around
    And thefire is burning low
    The snow has covered up the ground
    Your baby's hungry, sick and cold

    * Refrain
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    Goodnight Irene with Willie Nelson

    Irene good night Irene good night
    Good night Irene Good night Irene
    I'll see you in my dreams

    Last Saturday night I got married
    Me and my wife settled down
    Now me and my wife have parted
    I'm gonna take a little stroll downtown

    Irene good night Irene good night
    Good night Irene Good night Irene
    I'll see you in my dreams

    Some times I live in the country
    Some times I live in town
    Some times I take a great notion
    To jump in the river and drown

    Irene good night Irene good night
    Good night Irene Good night Irene
    I'll see you in my dreams

    Quit your rambling quit your gambling
    Stop staying out late at night
    Stay home with your wife and family
    And stay by the fireside of right

    Irene good night Irene good night
    Good night Irene Good night Irene
    I'll see you in my dreams
    Irene good night Irene good night
    Good night Irene Good night Irene
    I'll see you in my dreams
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    I Know What It Means to Be Lonesome

    I know what it means to be lonesome
    And I know what it means to be blue
    I know what it means to be lonesome in dreams
    When there is no one at home for you

    Well my baby left me this morning
    As the clock was striking four
    The sweet smiling face of my darling
    I may never see any more

    Well I've cried and I've cried since we parted
    No one knows what I have been through
    You know I'd give all I own just to have you back home
    I'm lonesome, lonesome for you
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    I'll Be Faithful To You with Emmylou Harris

    I can see your heart is aching
    She hurt you more than she knew
    Should you ever want to love again
    i'll be faithful to you

    You've been crying like the willow
    When the night bird sings so blue
    Trust was broken but hearts will give
    And I'll be faithful to you

    In this world of pain and sorrow
    Where a promise don't hold true
    Here's a vow you can be sure of
    I'll be faithful to you

    So let me dry away your lonesome tears
    Like the sun melts morning dew
    And I will wrap you up in true, true love
    I'll be faithful to you
    And I will wrap you up in true, true love
    I'll be faithful to you
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    Tears in the Holston River with Johnny Cash

    on October 23rd, 1978
    I lost a loved one and I confess, I cried
    In the joyous celebration of the lady and her music
    There were tears in the Holston River
    When Maybelle Carter died

    Then walking down that river road
    I saw crystal tear-shaped droplets
    Silver beads of love sparklin' on the river side

    And I'll just bet they turn to diamonds
    For the love that was behind 'em
    There were tears in the Holson River
    When mother Maybelle died

    Then on January eighth, nineteen seventy-nine
    We lost Sara Carter
    And the pain was multiplied

    Down below that old Clinch Mountain
    We laid her at Mount Vernon
    There were tears in the Holston River
    When Sara Carter died

    Then walking down that river road
    I saw crystal tear-shaped droplets
    Silver beads of love sparklin' in the riverside

    and I'll just bet they turn to diamonds
    For the love that was behind 'em
    There were tears in the Holsston River
    When Maybelle and Sara died

    There were tears in the Holston River
    When Mother Maybelle and Sara Carter died
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    Fishin' Blues with Taj Mahal

    Betcha' goin' fishin' all o' da' time
    Baby goin' fishin' too.
    Bet yo' life, Yo' sweet wife

    Catch mo' fish than you.

    Many fish bites if ya' got good bait,
    Here's a little tip that I would like to relate.
    Many fish bites if ya' got good bait.
    I'ma goin fishin', Yes I'm goin' fishin,
    And my baby goin' fishin' too.

    I went on down to my fav'rit fishin' hole
    Baby grab me a pole an' line.
    Throw my pole on in, caught a nine poun' catfish
    Now ya' know I brought 'im home for suppertime.

    Provin' any fish bites if ya' got good bait,
    Here's a little tip that I would like to relate.
    Many fish bites if ya' got good bait.
    I'ma goin fishin', Yes I'm goin' fishin,
    And my baby goin' fishin' too.

    Baby brother 'bout to run me outta my mind,
    Say, can I go fishin' wi' chu?
    I took 'im on down to the fishin' hole
    Now what do you think that he did do?
    Pulled a great big fish out da' bottom o' da pond,
    Now he laughed and jumped 'cause he was real gone.
    Many fish bites if ya' got good bait.
    I'ma goin fishin', Yes I'm goin' fishin,
    And my baby goin' fishin' too.

    Put 'im in da' pot baby put 'im in da' pan
    Honey cook 'im 'til he nice an' brown.
    Make a batch o' buttermilk, Hoe cakes Mama
    An' ya' chew them thangs an' ya' chomp 'em on down

    Singin' any fish bites if ya' got good bait,
    Here's a little tip that I would like to relate.
    Many fish bites if ya' got good bait.
    I'ma goin fishin', Yes I'm goin' fishin,
    And my baby goin' fishin' too.

    Play da' blues.....

    Betcha' goin' fishin' all o' da' time
    Baby goin' fishin' too.
    Bet yo' life, Yo' sweet wife
    She gonna Catch mo' fish than you.

    Many fish bites if ya' got good bait,
    O Here's a little tip that I would like to relate.
    Many fish bites if ya' got good bait.
    I'ma goin fishin', Mama's goin' fishin,
    And the baby goin' fishin' too
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    Save It, Save It with Jimmy Martin

    Got anything good you better save it save it
    Got anything good you better save it save it
    Got anything good you better save it save it
    Baby I might need it some day

    They say your cooking is the best in town
    Everybody's been talking around
    If it's so I'm a'coming to town
    I'll let you turn my damper down

    You roll your stockings to your knees
    Strut around dear as you please
    Cuddle up like a turtle dove
    If you don't stop you'll flub your dub

    There'll come a day when you're old and gray
    When all your friends have strayed away
    Then I'll look at you and say
    You had it but it got away

    Now stop your honky tonking around
    Stop your painting up the town
    Change your way from what you did
    If you don't stop I'll blow my lid
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    Wheels with Dwight Yoakam

    We've all got wheels to take ourselves away
    We've got the telephone to say what we can't say
    We all get higher and higher everyday
    Come on wheels take this boy away.

    Chorus:
    We're not afraid to ride,
    We're not afraid to die
    So come on wheels take me home today
    Come on wheels take this boy away.

    When I feel my time here is almost up
    And destiny is in my right hand
    I will turn to him that made my faith so strong
    Come on wheels make this boy a man.

    Chorus:
    We're not afraid to ride,
    We're not afraid to die
    So come on wheels take me home today
    Come on wheels take this boy away.
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    Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms with Willie Nelson

    I ain't gonna work on the railroad
    Ain't gonna work on the farm
    Gonna lay round the shack
    Till the mail train comes back
    Roll in my sweet baby's arms.

    Roll in my sweet baby's arms
    Roll in my sweet baby's arms
    Lay around the shack
    Till the mail train comes back
    Roll in my sweet baby's arms.

    Where were you last friday night
    While I was laying here in jail ?
    You were walking the streets with another man,
    Wouldn't even go my bail.

    Roll in my sweet baby's arms
    Roll in my sweet baby's arms
    Gonna lay around the shack
    Till the mail train comes back
    Roll in my sweet baby's arms.

    I ain't gonna work on the railroad
    I ain't gonna work on the farm
    Gonna lay around the shack
    Till the mail train comes back
    Roll in my sweet baby's arms.

    Roll in my sweet baby's arms
    Roll in my sweet baby's arms
    Gonna lay around the shack
    Till the mail train comes back
    Roll in my sweet baby's

    Roll in my sweet baby's
    Roll in my sweet baby's arms.

    Alright, kids, risin' up the bow, ready for twin fiddles now,
    Mary and larry you two ready together now, alright ?
    It's a crazy little thing and we call it the cotton-eyed joe!
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    Oh Cumberland with Matraca Berg

    Fire on the asphalt L.A. freeway
    Santa Anna windstorm come blow me away
    Cause this rearview mirror could use some adjustment
    Some other reflection some other place

    Oh Cumberland I'm a faithful son
    No matter where I go I hear you calling me
    The Mississippi's wide long St. Paul to New Orleans
    But my heart's resting on your banks in Tennessee

    Lazy ol' river not a lick of ambition
    Get to Kentucky then you roll on home
    If you were a highway you wouldn't go nowhere
    And I wouldn't be lost and all alone

    Oh Cumberland I'm a faithful son
    No matter where I go I hear you calling me
    The Mississippi's wide long St. Paul to New Orleans
    But my heart's resting on your banks in Tennessee

    There's a stolen river in the San Fernando
    Down in the valley in the shadow of greed
    But I have a memory knee deep in salvation
    That old muddy water that once washed me clean

    Oh Cumberland I'm a faithful son
    No matter where I go I hear you calling me
    The Mississippi's wide long St. Paul to New Orleans
    But my heart's resting on your banks in Tennessee
    Oh Cumberland
    Oh Cumberland
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    I Am a Pilgrim with Doc Watson

    I am a pilgrim and a stranger
    Traveling through this wearisome land
    I've got a home in that yonder city, good Lord
    And it's not not made by hand

    I got a mother, a sister and a brother
    Who have gone tot his way before
    And I am determined to go and see them, good Lord
    Over on that other shore

    I am a pilgrim and a stranger
    Traveling through this wearisome land
    iv'e got ahome in that yonder city, good Lord
    And it's not not made by hand

    Now I'm goin' down to that river jordan
    Just to bathe my weary soul
    If I can touch but just the hem of His garment, good Lord
    Than I know You'll take me home

    I am a pilgrim and a stranger
    Traveling throug this wearisome land
    I've got a home in that yonder city, good Lord
    And it's not not made by hand
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    Sallie Ann with Earl Scruggs

    Lyrics are not available
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    Catfish John with Alison Krauss

    Mama said don't go near that river
    Don't be hangin' around old catfish John
    But come the morning I'd always be there
    Walking in his footsteps in sweet delta dawn.

    Born a slave in the town of Vicksburg
    Traded for a chestnut mare
    He never spoke a word in anger
    Though his load was hard to bear.

    Mama said don't go near that river
    Don't be hangin' around old catfish John
    But come the morning I'd always be there
    Walking in his footsteps in sweet delta dawn.

    Catfish John was a river hobo
    He lived and died on the river bend
    Thinkin' back I still remember
    I was proud to be his friend.

    Mama said don't go near that river
    Don't be hangin' around old catfish John
    But come the morning I'd always be there
    Walking in his footsteps in sweet delta dawn.
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    Roll The Stone Away

    You can swim in this old river
    It's been delivered
    Since the factory shut down
    And like the river I'm waiting
    For resurrection
    Since I lost your affection
    And love left town

    There'll be no more crying
    There's no one left to blame
    Love will come out standing
    So roll that stone away
    We were good
    But we could have been better
    And the best is what we're after
    When it comes right down to love
    You were always the strong one
    Bright as the setting sun
    Go shine somewhere else my love
    Some brand new world (some brand new world)

    There'll be no more crying
    There's no one left to blame
    Love will come out standing
    So roll that stone away

    And like that river I'm waiting
    For resurrection
    Since I lost your affection
    And love left town (and love left town)

    There'll be no more crying
    There's no one left to blame
    Love will come out standing
    So roll that stone roll that stone
    Roll that stone away
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    All Prayed Up with Vince Gill

    I'm all prayed up
    I'm ready to meet my Savior
    Eternal life is waiting in the by and by
    I'm all prayed up
    My faith will never waiver
    Heaven's doors gonna swing wide open when I die

    I made my peace with Jesus a long, long time ago
    Trusted in Him that He would save my soul
    I walked up there beside Him
    He guides me me on my way
    I know He hears me when I kneel and pray

    [Chorus]

    Now I ain't afraid of Satan
    His wicked way of sin tempted me
    But he couldn't pull me in
    When I've gone to live with Jesus
    Face my judgment day
    He'll fulfill for me the promise that He made

    [Chorus]
  • 25

    Return to Dismal Swamp II with Jerry Douglas and Tony Rice

    Lyrics are not available
  • 26

    There Is A Time with Rodney Dillard

    There is a time for love and laughter
    The days will pass like summer storms
    The winter wind will follow after
    But there is love and love is warm

    There is a time for us to wander
    When time is young and so are we
    The woods are greener over yonder
    The path is new the world is free

    There is a time when leaves are fallin'
    The woods are gray the paths are old
    The snow will come when geese are callin'
    You need a fire against the cold

    So do your roaming in the springtime
    And you'll find your love in the summer sun
    The frost will come and bring the harvest
    And you can sleep when day is done
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    Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Glory, Glory) with Taj Mahal

    Glory, glory, Hallelujah
    When I lay my burden down
    Glory, glory, Hallelujah
    When I lay my burden down

    I was standin' by my window
    On a cold and cloudy day
    When I saw tha thearse come rollin'
    For to carry my mother away

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

    I said to the undertake
    "Undertaker, please drive slow
    For this body you are holdin'
    Oh, I hate to see here go"

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

    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

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

    I went back home, then my home was lonesome
    Since mama, she was gone
    All my brothers and sisters cryin'
    What a home, home so sad and lone

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

    Glory, glory, Hallelujah
    And I lay y burden down
    Glory, glory, Hallelujah
    And I lay my burden down

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    Farther Along

    Lyrics are not available