Church Across the Way, The

DESCRIPTION: "On Easter Sunday morning when the sun was shinging clear," the congregation was having an intense service while the preacher's brother Ned lay dying across the way. The dying man wishes he had never gone astray
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: death crime clergy Easter
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 825, "The Church Across the Way" (1 text)
Roud #7438
NOTES [18 words]: This piece can't seem to decide if it's a moralizing ballad or a tearjerker. I'd say it fails at both. - RBW
File: R825

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