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The funeral


by Hank Williams. Buy album CD: Other Songs BL - THE


Recorded by hank williams, sr.
Writer: fred rose

I was walking in savannah past a church, decayed and dim
When slowly through the window came a plaintive funeral hymn
And my sympathy awakened and a wonder quickly grew
'til I found myself envired in a little colored pew.

Out front a colored couple sat in sorrow, nearly wild
On the altar was a casket and in the casket was a child
I could picture him while livin', curly hair, protuding lips
I'd seen perhaps a thousand in my hurried southern trips.

Rose a sad, old colored preacher from his little wooden desk
With a manner sorta awkward, and countenance grotesque
The simplicity and shrewdness in his eithopian face
Showed the wisdom and ignorance of a crushed, undying race.

And he said, "now don't be weepin' for this pretty bit of clay
For the little boy who lived there has done gone and run away
He was doin' very finely and he appreciates your love
But his shore 'nuff father wanted him in the big house up above.

The lord didn't give you that baby, by no hundred thousand miles
He just thought you need some sunshine, and he lent it for awhile
And he let you keep and love it 'til your hearts were bigger grown
And these silver tears you're sheddin' now is just interest on the loan.

Just think, my poor dear mourners, creepin' 'long on sorrows life's way
What a blessed picnic this here baby got today
Your good fathers and good mothers crowd the little fellow 'round
In the angel's tender garden of the big plantation ground.

And his eyes they brightly sparkle at the pretty things he viewed
But a tear came, and he whispered, 'i want my parents , too'
But then the angel's chief musicians teach that little boy a song
Says if only they be faithful they'll soon be comin' 'long.

So, my poor detached mourners, let your hearts with jesus rest
And don't go to criticizin' the one what knows the best
He has give us many comforts, he's got the right to take away
To the lord be praised in glory, forever, let us pray."



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  1. Blue eyes crying in the rain
  2. Blue love
  3. California zephyr
  4. Cool Water
  5. Crazy heart
  6. Dixie cannonball writen by vaughn horton
  7. Don't do it darlin'
  8. Everything's okay
  9. Faded Love & Winter Roses
  10. First year blues
  11. Fly trouble
  12. Fool about you
  13. Freight Train Blues
  14. Hank williams version of freight train blues
  15. Help me understand
  16. Honey, do you love me, huh
  17. House Without Love (is Not A Home)
  18. I ain't gonna love you anymore
  19. I can't escape from you
  20. I can't get you off my mind
  21. I Can't Help It
  22. I could never be ashamed of you
  23. I cried again
  24. I Don't Care
  25. I don't care (if tomorrow never comes)
  26. I Dreamed About Mama Last Night
  27. I hang my head and cry
  28. I heard you crying in your sleep
  29. I told a lie to my heart
  30. I wish i had a nickel
  31. I'd still want you
  32. I'll be a bachelor 'till i die
  33. I'm a long gone daddy
  34. I'm free at last
  35. I'm going home
  36. I'm satisfied with you
  37. I'm so tired of it all
  38. I'm sorry for you, my friend
  39. I've just told mama goodbye
  40. I've lost the only love i knew
  41. It just don't matter now
  42. Jambalaya (on The Bayou)
  43. Jesus died for me
  44. JESUS IS CALLING
  45. Just waitin'
  46. Just when i needed you
  47. Kaw Liga
  48. Last night i dreamed of heaven
  49. Leave me alone with the blues
  50. Lets turn back the years--hank williams
  51. Little bosephus
  52. Lonely tombs
  53. Lonesome Whistle
  54. Lost Highway
  55. Low down blues
  56. May you never be alone
  57. May you never be alone like me
  58. Me & My Broken Heart
  59. Men With Broken Hearts
  60. Minni-ha-cha
  61. Mother is gone
  62. Move it on over
  63. My cold, cold heart is melted now
  64. My heart would know
  65. My Love For You
  66. My love for you (has turned to hate)
  67. My sweet love ain't around
  68. Never Again
  69. Never again (will i knock on your door)
  70. Never been so lonesome
  71. Next sunday darlin' is my birthday
  72. No one to welcome me home
  73. No one will ever know
  74. No, not now
  75. On the banks of the old ponchartrain
  76. On the evening train
  77. Pan american
  78. Peace Will Come
  79. Please don't let me love you
  80. Please make up your mind
  81. Ramblin' man
  82. Ready to go home
  83. Rock my cradle (once again)
  84. Rockin' chair money
  85. Settin' The Woods On Fire
  86. Setting the woods on fire
  87. Singing waterfall
  88. Six more miles
  89. Six More Miles (to The Graveyard)
  90. Someday you'll call my name
  91. Something got a hold of me
  92. Sometimes late at night
  93. Take these chains from my heart
  94. Tennessee border
  95. The alabama waltz
  96. The battle of armageddon
  97. The blues come around
  98. The funeral
  99. The great judgement morning writer ?
  100. The old log train

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