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Thread #57249   Message #2678635
Posted By: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
12-Jul-09 - 07:08 PM
Thread Name: 'Funeral home' songs
Subject: RE: 'Funeral home' songs
There are so many, in the folk world. Sung not only for funerals, but just when one needed comfort, sometimes. A few from my bit of Appalachia: I Am a Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow, I've Got a Mother Gone to Glory, Resignation, We're Floating Down the Stream of Time, My Head and Stay is Called Away (the "widow's hymn"), She is Gone, Our Precious Darling (for a little girl-child, but can be used for a son also- He is Gone...etc.), Sweet Rivers of Redeeming Love, I'm Alone in This World.

My sister Edna used to love to harmonize as we did the dishes. "Some Day the Silver Chord Will Break" was a favorite; also, "When We All Get to Heaven." Dozens more. We loved to hear Roy Acuff sing, "The Great Speckled Bird."