Cash, Johnny - Will The Circle Be Unbroken Lyrics




I was standing by the window
On one cold and cloudy day
When I saw the hearse come rolling
For to carry my mother away

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

I said to the undertaker
Undertaker please drive slow
For this lady you are carrying
Lord I hate to see her go

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

Oh, I followed close behind her
Tried to hold up and be brave
But I could not hide my sorrow
When they laid her in the grave

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

I went back home, the home was lonesome
Since my mother, she was gone
All my brothers and sisters crying
What a home so sad and alone

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

We sang songs of childhood
Hymns of faith that made us strong
Ones that mother maybelle taught us
Hear the angels sing along

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





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  1. 1DANIELTUBE

    A real man needs a real woman

  2. Will Not comply

    I never knew Johnny and I liked him and his music, but I sure knew Pops and I sure liked Pops, the kind and gentle man, his voice, and his music. We used to talk a lot when he came in the music shop where I worked on the south side of Chicago in the late 60's and early 70's. Yes, it brought a tear to my eye when I just discovered this while looking to see if Pop's appearance on the Carson Show might be on Youtube.
    And to help the commenter who mistakenly thought Pops sang this an octave too high, everyone has a different vocal range. I noticed right away that this would have been an uncomfortable key for Pops to sing it an octave lower, before I had even read that comment. As a musician who also sang, I've been there and understand. Bernie 2020.

  3. Scott

    Bioshock led to this, amazing.

  4. rille jakobson

    Too slow version.

    I wanted to hear more of Cash, like in the beginning.

    2 of 5

    Street Deacon

    Well, that's just like, your opinion man.

  5. William Anderson

    I auditioned to play bass guitar for an all white mega-church. I asked a guitar player about the voicing and lead-in to which he said they're not playing gospel music. The kid was too young and arrogant to know about this gospel song.

  6. NevadaBoss

    the world was a much better place when Johnny Cash was in it...

  7. G AC

    Tears man...

  8. BA/CDC0120

    I see we have 207 Satanists downvoting this

  9. Daniel Shay

    I love ring of Fire of Johnny cash!! To! But, this song

  10. Daniel Shay

    I love this country singer to!!! This song I have listen to for years now!!

  11. Daniele Mattioli

    Superrrrr

  12. Zoli Mak

    I'm South African but I enjoy the country sound 👍

  13. Zoli Mak

    I enjoy listening to this song 😊

  14. Christopher Michael Fuller

    not religion. the power of radian! 18 and 21 years of age do apply here!

  15. johnny07652

    Praise the Lord for Johnny Cash's testimony! Because he was a bad man who recognized the Lord for his salvation and grace! He wasn't a preacher, he wasn't a good man, but he strived to serve the Lord after many failures and setbacks. He sings these songs of praise NOT to make money (he sure doesn't need to sell these songs as his secular stuff is what made him money) but he does this because he loves the Lord. Like Samson he strays and yet never loses his faith and always trusts in the Lord. I am sad for him for some his terrible sins but God forgives and Johnny Cash gives us a good example that all sinners can find refuge in the Lord! Praise God!!! Thanks to Jesus Christ Our Lord for saving us from our sins!!!

  16. Bill Carlin

    Rest my beautiful boy Bill carlin

  17. Lisa Colbert

    Johnny Cash AND The Staple Singers ... C'mon .

  18. Dragon Beast

    This is amazing

  19. Dwayne Wheeler

    a powerful song

  20. *IAC*

    I had a female relation sing this song at my Mom's eulogy.
    May have been strange to some there, but it had meaning to me !

  21. Ruth Lown

    June Carter Cash was such a beautiful woman, ,,,God made her Johnny Cashes blessed savior of a wife,,,

  22. pentecostalangel1

    Pop Staples steals the show!

  23. Sound Loud

    Pops Dolly called on your daughter not to long ago , was a smart move on her part.

  24. Rc Dotson

    The man in black with a heart of gold 💛

  25. Ramona Palomares

    One question I would like to know who's the old man he's a very GOOD singer

    VintageSG

    He's Pops Staples. Father and leader of the Staple Singers. Sadly dead now, but he left an awesome legacy. Treat yourself and set aside an hour to just listen to Pops, and another hour to listen to him and his children, then find the album he did with Steve Cropper and Albert King ( Jammed Together ) and enjoy.
    Pops was a righteous man.

  26. Quintra Head

    Reminds me of my momma

  27. Rc Dotson

    The best performance in music history period.

  28. TheCool Guy23

    This one of the greatest songs I know. And this is coming from an atheist.

    Rachel Williams

    Same here. Not a believer any longer, but I can still appreciate good music when I hear it. Johnny was a legend, and I can't deny that. This is a beautiful song.

  29. Rc Dotson

    This needs to be on Spotify

  30. Dwayne Wheeler

    amazing song, I never get tired of listening to this song.

  31. Rc Dotson

    Miss em’ all

  32. luiz de Boni

    Muito bom ! Isso é música!

  33. Connie Wheeler

    Beautiful!

  34. Healing411

    Heal self and others easily and miraculously as Jesus promised. Healing moment 1 yt. Gmofshuntao. Tao=the way

  35. Brian Madore

    i love this song

  36. Kris King

    Classic

  37. Sheldon Walters

    The black fellow singing is wearing the colours of the Jamaican flag.

  38. David Robichaux

    Play this when I go...

  39. David Robichaux

    BLESS THEM ALL😢

  40. Rodney Mccleese

    i miss my brother and father and my hold family i love this song they do very good on it i miss there singing to

  41. NaturallyNathalie2

    Johnny Cash is not the only legend in the room here.

  42. Jeff M

    Great video

  43. Raven Kitley

    This is my family I have four in heaven nine on earth and we miss those four

  44. Daniel Ribeiro

    Sempre será lembrado Johnny cash ❤❤❤👌👏👏👏🙏

  45. Dorel Sendroiu

    RIP Johnny

  46. Wayne Cox

    God.... This black man can sing. Am sorry for what i say

  47. Tom Sammon

    Words can't describe how powerful and Beautifu!!!l of a performance they they did thank you Johnny June and Pops!!!

  48. Heidi Robinson

    Knew Johnny in person. Am still friends with one of his youngest daughters.
    Most of you didn't know, he was full blooded Apache. And June Saved Johnny in more ways than one.
    Amen Johnny! Sing it.

  49. Thomas Stacey

    real and true song

  50. Jim Wade

    Whos the man in black

  51. geronimo fugitifs

    love johnny love rip

  52. Sound Loud

    Oh how I loved to see her 🎤 with him or any of them old dogs

  53. Sound Loud

    Shoulder pads was in back then. Yeah from Tennessee I am

  54. James Dolan

    June had a great voice. I can see how Johnny was completely taken by her.

  55. Raven Kitley

    We played this at my pops funeral and I probably would have lost it if they made us sing this

  56. jingle bells

    I here theirs completly empty towns in places

  57. Ken Bracken

    I know when i get to heaven and see Jesus first my next choice of saints will be Johnny Cash i know you are with June your friend

  58. Tammy McC-N

    God, is anyone cooler than Johnny Cash?

  59. Bossladyone2

    Maybe another way to spell Love is Music!!!

  60. Daniel Wilson

    Who is the black man singing wow great voice

  61. Carol Lockhart

    I Love AND miss You MOM!!!!!!

  62. Phill Robinson

    who ever thought shoulder pads were a good look?

  63. Ericka Grant

    God bless Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash!

  64. Jimmy Davidson

    Pops had a beautiful voice I could listen to him sing all day .. sings so soft and smooth !!!

  65. Brad Rousseau

    Wow, talk about the creator talking to us. This is a glimpse into what it means to be sacred and holy. Beautiful thanks for the post.

  66. John Roy

    Hey Pete carino you don't know much about old tome gospel do u you look funny that's probably why you don't have a pic posted. Ayee

  67. Brenda Barnard

    My sister got to meet him johnny cash wow

  68. madbear3512

    Will the circle be unbroken. Not in my house.
    Where I come form. If you don't like guns god or bacon your in the wrong place son.
    I was rise with this hillbilly music. I'm proud of where I come form.

  69. jack Byers

    Does anyone know who the young lady singing next to June is??
    Thanks

  70. Ben DiLaurentis

    I was standing by my window,
    On one cold and cloudy day
    When I saw that hearse come rolling
    For to carry my mother away

    Will the circle be unbroken
    By and by, lord, by and by
    There's a better home a-waiting
    In the sky, lord, in the sky

    I said to that undertaker
    Undertaker please drive slow
    For this lady you are carrying
    Lord, I hate to see here go

    Will the circle be unbroken
    By and by, lord, by and by
    There's a better home a-waiting
    In the sky, lord, in the sky

    Oh, I followed close behind her
    Tried to hold up and be brave
    But I could not hide my sorrow
    When they laid her in the grave

    Will the circle be unbroken
    By and by, lord, by and by
    There's a better home a-waiting
    In the sky, lord, in the sky

    I went back home, my home was lonesome
    Missed my mother, she was gone
    All of my brothers, sisters crying
    What a home so sad and lone

    Will the circle be unbroken
    By and by, lord, by and by
    There's a better home a-waiting
    In the sky, lord, in the sky

    We sang the songs of childhood
    Hymns of faith that made us strong
    Ones that mother Maybelle taught us
    Hear the angels sing along

    Will the circle be unbroken
    By and by, lord, by and by
    There's a better home a-waiting
    In the sky, lord, in the sky

    Will the circle be unbroken
    By and by, lord, by and by
    There's a better home a-waiting
    In the sky, lord, in the sky

    Connie Sarate

    Me Too!

  71. Chicago Tom164

    A song even an atheist can enjoy

  72. Tom Sammon

    Wow Johnny and June amazing people wish I could have met them every performance I've ever seen him do is as amazing as the last

  73. Brenda Barnard

    Johmnie and june are with each other now

  74. Greg Elliott

    IF you are not liking my plays..dont listen to em. Don't need your sarcasm. GOT IT!!!

  75. Steve Stone

    Clap your hands you'll feel good.
    Ohhhhhh !

  76. Melissa Anne Clifton

    My absolute favorite version of this song I never felt so much hope after losing a loved one. 💞

  77. Brian B

    Wow! John, June, and pops Staples! A timeless song, beautifully done

  78. Music jukebox kid music

    👍👍👍👍

  79. Elizabeth Cooper 's

    pops..love him..

  80. The Darci 13

    Love this song by them always makes me think of Johnny, June and the Carter family......

  81. Special K

    this is the best version on youtube so far that i can find. the start of june carter cash voice is rare to find not very many singers can pull off that reverb she does with her voice.

  82. Special K

    First of all I absolutely think this song is absolutely perfect song. Everyone loses a parent one time are another. If you love your parents then this song will be a blessing. But if you just common hooligan then it want mean a thing too you. like this i bet before you ate today you did'nt pray. come to think of it neither does my dog

  83. Tina Fowler

    l lover that song

  84. Binarycodezerosandones Binary

    Excellent video and thanks for posting!

  85. Shawn Durham

    Who is the black guy? He's awesome

  86. Patsy Crime

    Elvis Loved Johnny Cash.

  87. Patsy Crime

    This is one of my very favorite gospel songs. Thank you.

  88. Tommi Huhta

    This is just a horrible version of the song from Bioshock Infinite!
    Cash is the only good thing in this trainwreck, the others sing like cows. Honest.

    S C

    Tommi Huhta you obviously don't know what you're talking about.. or you're just trolling

    Tommi Huhta

    I was joking ... partly...

  89. J River

    I'm an atheist, but this song is certainly touching. This song makes me rest assured that I'll pass away living a honorable, respectful and dignified life :)

    Benjamin Dover

    aaroncap97 well said. I can testify you are absolutely right.

  90. Vonda Billiot

    it was such a beautiful day ( and you look so good " y'all made him to look like a " movie star" said Uncle John . If purple is the color of royalty then yes, you had the send off of a King maybe thats what Roxanna meant when she said" That's why you're the queen Vonda now I know why ". EVERYTHING was on point! And final your name is already on the door ( & a boat!🛥

  91. James Goodman

    77 people broke the circle

  92. perfectly unwell

    How prophetic

  93. Todd Browning

    I think Pop Staples stole the show on this one!

  94. Lisa Corbin

    I love this song that makes my mom close to me

  95. calvin haley

    Everytime i listen to this song it makes my heart cry.

  96. dick dewater

    Go on Pops