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Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel

 Capo 2nd Fret - 4/4 Time
 Arranged By Helmut Bickel
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         C
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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|-----|-------------|-----------|-------------|

               F                   C
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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---|-----------|

   C
          _       _     _       _
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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|-----------|-------------|-----------|

   C                                
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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|-------------|-----------|-------------|

   G           C     F       C
      _           _   _
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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-----|---------|


I was standing by my window
On one cold and cloudy day
When I saw that hearse come rolling
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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Will the Circle Be Unbroken... - Helmut Bickel




Will the Circle Be Unbroken... - Helmut Bickel
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 3/23/2021
Audio: Helmut Bickel’s Tutorial
Rated: (1) Hot!
Views: 60
MyTab DL: 25
Genre: Folk
 
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Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Fingerstyle)

Please visit Helmut Bickel’s Tutorial for the original tab, full lesson, audio file and complete breakdown of this arrangement.

The Tab file here is my own work and represents my interpretation of the song. Tab files with reference to any artist are not meant to be actual transcriptions of copyrighted material. All rights belong to the copyright holders.

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Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel
Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Fingerstyle)

This fingerstyle version of the song is arranged by Helmut Bickel. Visit his: YouTube Channel

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"Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" is a popular Christian hymn written in 1907 by Ada R. Habershon with music by Charles H. Gabriel. The song is often recorded unattributed and, because of its age, has lapsed into the public domain. Most of the chorus appears in the later songs "Can the Circle Be Unbroken" and "Daddy Sang Bass".

A reworked version of the song, intended as a funeral hymn, was written by A. P. Carter and released in 1935 by the Carter Family. The Carter version, titled "Can the Circle be Unbroken", uses the same music and the same verse structure but with different verse lyrics and a modified chorus. That version has often been recorded as "Will the Circle be Unbroken", including the 1972 performance by Mother Maybelle Carter and ensemble on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band album of the same title.

Video: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Will the Circle Be Unbroken [Live]

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