Will The Circle Be Unbroken | Nitty Gritty Dirt Band


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This is a great song from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. We play this song in the key of “G”, and the guitar chart and lyric sheet we use for open mic night and live performances are available below for your reference. If you prefer to use different guitar tabs or chord charts, we can accomodate any variations.


VERSE 1
      G
I was standing by my window
      C              G
On a cold and cloudy day.
                            E
When i saw that hearse come rollin
         G       D      G
For to carry my mother away.

CHORUS
     G
Will the circle be unbroken
     C              G
By and by Lord by and by.
                     E
There's a better home awaiting
     G         D       G
In the sky lord in the sky.

VERSE 2
     G
I said to that, undertaker
     C              G
Undertaker please drive slow.
                      E
For this lady you are carrying
     G        D       G  
Lord I hate to see her go.

CHORUS
     G
Will the circle be unbroken
     C             G
By and by Lord by and by.
                     E
There's a better home awaiting
     G         D       G
In the sky lord in the sky.

VERSE 3
     G
Oh I followed close behind her
     C              G
Tried to hold up and be brave.
                      E
But I could not hide my sorrow
     G         D         G
When they laid her in the grave.

CHORUS
     G
Will the circle be unbroken
     C             G
By and by Lord by and by.
                     E
There's a better home awaiting
     G         D       G
In the sky lord in the sky.

VERSE 4
     G
I went back home, my home was lonesome
     C              G
Miss my mother she was gone.
                          E
All my brothers, and sisters crying
     G          D       G
What a home so sad and lone.

CHORUS
     G
Will the circle be unbroken
     C             G
By and by Lord by and by.
                     E
There's a better home awaiting
     G         D       G
In the sky lord in the sky.

VERSE
     G
We sang the songs of childhood.
     C                G
Hymns of faith that made us strong.
                          E
Ones that Mother Maybelle taught us
     G        D       G
And the angels sang along.

CHORUS 2x
     G
Will the circle be unbroken
     C             G
By and by Lord by and by.
                     E
There's a better home awaiting
     G         D       G
In the sky lord in the sky.


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