Voice from the Tombs (Lonely Tombs)

DESCRIPTION: The singer passes a tomb and hears a voice, "I once lived as you live, walked and talked as you talk, Then from earth I was soon torn away." Other voices chip in about the joys of heaven and the brevity of life. At last his mother's voice says she is safe
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (recording, Wade Mainer)
KEYWORDS: death ghost religious grief loneliness mother
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Warner 87, "Voice from the Tombs" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roberts, #35, "O Those Tombs" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST Wa087 (Partial)
Roud #3399
J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers, "Lonely Tombs" (King 661, 1947)
Wade Mainer, "Lonely Tombs" (Bluebird B-7424, 1938)
Preston & Hobart Smith, "Lonely Tombs" (on LomaxCD1704)

cf. "Hark from the Tombs (Plenary)" (theme)
NOTES [25 words]: I find, in looking through our keywords, that we have Hell as a place name but not Heaven. Given our subject matter, that's probably appropriate. - PJS
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File: Wa087

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