Lone Graveyard, The

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, the time will come, and it won't be long, Till we leave this world for a land of song." "In the lone graveyard I will soon be laid; It will not be long until my grave is made." The singer will work on earth while alive, but looks forward to heaven
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1949 (collected from Howell Thomas by Boswell)
KEYWORDS: religious death nonballad
FOUND IN: US(Ap,So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Boswell/Wolfe 105, pp. 160-161, "The Lone Graveyard" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #11027
NOTES: I would swear that I have heard this song, with a Carter Family-style accompaniment. But I can't locate it; it must have been under some other title.
Last updated in version 2.6
File: BoWo105

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.