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May The Circle Be Unbroken
Square Tunes 203
 
    
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May The Circle Be Unbroken
 
Square Tunes 203
 


ID: 9945
   Instrumental  

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.squaredancemusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Square Tunes recordings
Copies2
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Randy Dougherty
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Allemande left like an allemande thar
And a right and left and the four men star
And the men back in like a Cadillac car
And you back 'em in like an allemande thar
Shoot the star like an allemande thar
Right & left and the four men star
And the men back in like an old freight car
And you back 'em in, not too far
Shoot the star and a right & left grand,
Every other girl and every other hand
Swing and you promenade
May the circle be unbroken
By and by, by and by


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Head couples square thru and get 4 hands around go
You meet those two, go right & left thru
Swing thru tonight and the boys run right
Tag your line, face to the left, wheel & deal
Touch 1/4, split circulate, go twice
Swing and you promenade
May the circle be unbroken
By and by, by and by


MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER (ALTERNATE)    Basic

Four ladies promenade, you go walking round the ring
Get back home and swing your man, join your hands
Make a big ring, circle to the left
Allemande left and weave the ring
Oh, your mother, your sister and brother
Come on do the dosado and you promenade
May the circle be unbroken
By and by, by and by

 
Lyrics

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Will The Circle Be Unbroken
 
 

I was standin' by my window
On a cold and cloudy day
When I saw that hearse come rollin'
And it took my mother away

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

Lord, I told that undertaker
"Undertaker please drive slow
For that lady that your takin'
Lord, I hate to see her go"

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

I will follow close behind her
Try to hold up and be brave
But I could not hide my sorrow
When they laid her in her grave

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

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

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, by and by



Original lyrics:

There are loved ones in the glory
Whose dear forms you often miss.
When you close your earthly story,
Will you join them in their bliss?

CHORUS:

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, by and by?
Is a better home awaiting
In the sky, in the sky?

In the joyous days of childhood
Oft they told of wondrous love
Pointed to the dying Savior;
Now they dwell with Him above.

(Chorus)

You remember songs of heaven
Which you sang with childish voice.
Do you love the hymns they taught you,
Or are songs of earth your choice?

(Chorus)

You can picture happy gath'rings
Round the fireside long ago,
And you think of tearful partings
When they left you here below.

(Chorus)

One by one their seats were emptied.
One by one they went away.
Now the family is parted.
Will it be complete one day?

(Chorus)

Composed by Charles H. Gabriel.
Lyrics by Ada R. Habershon.
Recorded by Arlo Guthrie; many others.
 

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