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
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.
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File: BoWo105

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