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it's a sad talking song co-written and recorded by Hank Williams.
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The Funeral Recorded by Hank Williams Written by Eddie Brackett, Hank Williams, Fred Rose
G D7 G C I was walking in Savannah past a church decayed and dim D7 G When slowly through the window came a plaintive funeral hymn C D7 And my sympathy awakened and a wonder quickly grew C G C Until I found myself enmired in a little colored pew
F C G D7 Out front a colored couple sat in sorrow nearly wild A#7 G B7 G On the altar was a coffin and in the coffin was a child C G I could picture him while livin' curly hair protruding lips B7 D7 I'd seen perhaps a thousand in my hurried southern trips
E7 F G C Rose a sad old colored preacher from his little wooden desk G D7 G With a manner sort of awkward and countenance grotesque D7 C And he said now don't be weepin' for this pretty bit of clay D7 G D7 For the little boy who lived there has done gone and run away
C D7 G He was doin' very finely and he appreciates your love C But his sho'nuff father wanted him in that large house up above G D7 The Lord didn't give you that baby by no hundred thousand miles G C G He just think you need some sunshine so he lent it for awhile
C G So he let you keep and love it till your hearts were bigger grown C D7 And these silver tears you're sheddin' now is just interest on the loan C Just think my poor dear mourners creepin' along on sorrow's way G D7 What a blessed picnic this here baby got today
E7 G Your good fathers and good mothers crowd the little fellow round D7 C In the angel's tender garden of the big plantation ground G C D7 And his eyes they brightly sparkle at all the pretty things he viewed G C G But then a tear came and he whispered I want my parents too
C G But then the angel's chief musicians teach that little boy a song E7 A7 D7 G Says if only they be faithful they'll soon be coming along E7 G C So my poor dejected mourners let your hearts with Jesus rest G And don't go to criticizing the one what knows the best D7 He has give us many comforts he's got the right to take away G F G C G To the Lord be praised in glory forever and ever let us pray
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