Way Over in the New Buryin' Groun'
DESCRIPTION: "The hammer keeps ringin' on somebody's coffin (x2), Way over in the new buryin' groun'." "Somebody's dying way over yonder (x2), Way over in the new buryin' groun'." "Hearse keeps a-rollin' -- somebody's dyin'...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1899 (Barton)
KEYWORDS: death burial
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Barton, pp. 35-36, "New Burying Ground" (1 text, 1 tune)
BrownIII 614, "The New Buryin' Ground" (3 texts, with common verses though "A" never mentions the burying ground)
BrownSchinhanV 614, "The New Burying Ground" (2 tunes plus text excerpts)
Sandburg, p. 473, "Way Over in the New Buryin' Groun'" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Willie Williams and Group, "The New Burying Ground" (on VaWork)
Woody Guthrie, "Union Burying Ground" (on Struggle2)
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