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Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel
Original Artist: The Carter Family 
Song arranged by Helmut Bickel
Audio clip from the Tutorial
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Capo 2nd Fret - 4/4 Time

Melody:
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         C
    _       _     _       _           _     _
   | |   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-----|-------------|-------0---|-------0-----|
B|-----|-1-----1-----|---------3-|-1-----------|
G|-0-2-|-----0-----0-|-----0-----|-----0-----0-|
D|-----|---2-----2---|---2-----2-|---2-----2---|
A|-----|-3-----3-----|-3-----3---|-3-----3-----|
E|-----|-------------|-----------|-------------|
   I was standing          by my window

               F                   C
      _                                 _
   | | | | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | | |
e|-------0---|---------|---------|-----------|
B|---------3-|-1-------|-1-------|-------1---|
G|-----0-----|-----2---|-----2---|-0---------|
D|---2-----2-|---3---3-|---3---3-|---2-----2-|
A|-3-----3---|---------|---------|-3---3-----|
E|-----------|-1---1---|-1---1---|-----------|
    On one   cold and  cloudy      day

   C     
          _       _     _       _
   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | |
e|-----------|-------------|-------0-3-|
B|-----------|-1-----1-----|-----------|
G|-0-----0-2-|-----0-----0-|-----0-----|
D|-----------|---2-----2---|---2-----2-|
A|-3---------|-3-----3-----|-3-----3---|
E|-----------|-------------|-----------|
        When I saw that       hearse come

   C                                
      _     _       _           _     _
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-3-----0-----|-----------|-0-----0-----|
B|-------------|-------1-3-|-------------|
G|-----0-----0-|-----0-----|-----0-----0-|
D|---2-----2---|---2-----2-|---2-----2---|
A|-3-----3-----|-3-----3---|-3-----3-----|
E|-------------|-----------|-------------|
    rolling          for to carry my

   G           C     F       C
      _           _   _
   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-------0---|-------------|---------|
B|-3-------3-|-1-------1---|-1-------|
G|-----0-----|-----0h2-----|-0-------|
D|---0-----0-|---2-------3-|-2-------|
A|-----------|-3-----------|-3-------|
E|-3-----3---|-------1-----|---------|
    mother    away


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Lyrics and Chords:
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       C              '
I was standing by my window
       F               C
On one cold and cloudy day
       C                    '
When I saw that hearse come rolling
       C        G     [ C  F ] C
For to carry my mother away


Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky, Lord, in the sky

I said to that undertaker
Undertaker please drive slow
For this lady you are carrying
Lord, I hate to see here go

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky, Lord, in the sky

Oh, I followed close behind her
Tried to hold up and be brave
But I could not hide my sorrow
When they laid her in the grave

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky, Lord, in the sky

I went back home, my home was lonesome
Missed my mother, she was gone
All of my brothers, sisters crying
What a home so sad and lone

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky, Lord, in the sky

We sang the songs of childhood
Hymns of faith that made us strong
Ones that Mother Maybelle taught us
Hear the angels sing along

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky, Lord, in the sky

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky, Lord, in the sky
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