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The Funeral lyrics and chords

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The Funeral lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use only, 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
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
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
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
He just think you need some sunshine so he lent it for awhile

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
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
But then a tear came and he whispered I want my parents too

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
And don't go to criticizing the one what knows the best
He has give us many comforts he's got the right to take away
To the Lord be praised in glory forever and ever let us pray


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