I was standing by the window
On a cold and cloudy day
And I saw that hearse come rollin'
For to take my mother away
Can the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by
There's a better home a-waitin'
In sky, Lord, in the sky
Oh, I followed close beside her
Tryin' to hold up and be brave
But I could not hide my sorrow
When they laid her in the grave
Went back home, Lord, but it was lonesome
Since my mother, she was gone
All my brothers, sisters cryin'
Oh, a home so sad and lone