Hank Williams - The Funeral Lyrics

The Funeral Song Lyrics

Note: The corrections are numerous

Recorded by Hank Williams, Sr.

Writer: Unknown (Not Fred Rose or Hank Williams)


I was walking in Savannah past a church decayed and dim,

When slowly through the window came a plaintive funeral hymn.

And my sympathy awakened and a wonder quickly grew,

'Till I found myself envired in a little colored pew.

Out front a colored couple sat in sorrow nearly wild.

On the altar was a casket, and in the casket was a child.

I could picture him while livin`, curly hair protruding lips,

I`d seen perhaps a thousand in my hurried southern trips.

Rose a sad, old colored preacher from his little wooden desk

With a manner sort of awkward and countenance grotesque.

The simplicity and shrewdness in his Ethiopian face

Showed the wisdom and ignorance of a crushed, undying race.

And he said, 'Now don`t be weepin' for this pretty bit of clay,

For the little boy who lived there has done gone and run away.

He was doin` very finely and he '˜ppreciates your love,

But his sho-`nough father wanted him in that big house up above.

The Lord didn`t give you that baby, by no hundred thousand miles,

He just think you need some sunshine and He lent it for awhile.

And he let you keep and love it '˜till your hearts were bigger grown,

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,

What a blessed picnic this here baby got today.

Your good fathers and good mothers crowd the little fellow round,

In the angel`s tender garden of the big plantation ground.

And his eyes they brightly sparkle at the pretty things he viewed

But a tear came, and he whispered 'I want my parents too'.

But then the angel`s chief musicians teach that little boy a song,

Says if only they be faithful, they`ll soon be comin` '˜long.

So my poor detached mourners, let your hearts with Jesus rest,

And don`t go to criticizin` 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 let us pray.'

The Funeral Music Video


Album(s)

This song appears on the following album(s):
Six More Miles To The Graveyard
2010

Six More Miles To The Graveyard Lyrics

  1. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle Lyrics
  2. (I’m) Going Home (1949) Lyrics
  3. A Home In Heaven Lyrics
  4. A Home in Heaven (1947-1948) Lyrics
  5. A House Without Love Lyrics
  6. A Mansion On The Hill Lyrics
  7. Baby We're Really In Love Lyrics
  8. Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw Lyrics
  9. Beyond The Sunset Lyrics
  10. Calling You Lyrics
  11. Calling You (1947-1948) Lyrics
  12. Cold Cold Heart Lyrics
  13. Crazy Heart Lyrics
  14. Dear Brother Lyrics
  15. Dear John Lyrics
  16. Everything's Okay Lyrics
  17. Fly Trouble Lyrics
  18. Freight Train Blues (late 1940) Lyrics
  19. Half As Much Lyrics
  20. Happy Rovin’ Cowboy (1939-1940) Lyrics
  21. Help Me Understand Lyrics
  22. Hey, Good Lookin' Lyrics
  23. Honky Tonk Blues Lyrics
  24. Honky Tonk Blues (1947-1948) Lyrics
  25. Honky Tonkin' Lyrics
  26. Howlin' At The Moon Lyrics
  27. I Ain’t Gonna Love You Any More (circa 1942) Lyrics
  28. I Can't Help It Lyrics
  29. I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind Lyrics
  30. I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You Lyrics
  31. I Don't Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes) Lyrics
  32. I Dreamed About Mama Last Night Lyrics
  33. I Heard My Mother Praying For Me Lyrics
  34. I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Living Lyrics
  35. I Saw The Light Lyrics
  36. I Told A Lie To My Heart (1947-1948) Lyrics
  37. I Watched My Dream World Crumble Like Clay (1947-1948) Lyrics
  38. I Won't Be Home No More Lyrics
  39. I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive Lyrics
  40. I'd Still Want You Lyrics
  41. I'll Be A Bachelor 'Til I Die Lyrics
  42. I'm A Long Gone Daddy Lyrics
  43. I'm Satisfied With You Lyrics
  44. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Lyrics
  45. I'm Sorry For You My Friend Lyrics
  46. I've Been Down That Road Before Lyrics
  47. I've Just Told Mama Goodbye Lyrics
  48. In My Dreams You Still Belong To Me (1947-1948) Lyrics
  49. I’m Not Coming Home Any More (4/07/1942) Lyrics
  50. I’m So Tired Of It All (1947) Lyrics
  51. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) Lyrics
  52. Jesus Remembered Me Lyrics
  53. Just Waitin' Lyrics
  54. Kaw-liga Lyrics
  55. Last Night I Heard You Crying In Your Sleep Lyrics
  56. Lets Turn Back The Years Lyrics
  57. Long Cone Lonesome Blues Lyrics
  58. Lost Highway Lyrics
  59. Lost On The River Lyrics
  60. Lovesick Blues Lyrics
  61. May You Never Be Alone Lyrics
  62. Men With Broken Hearts Lyrics
  63. Mind Your Own Business Lyrics
  64. Moanin' The Blues Lyrics
  65. Mother Is Gone (1947-1948) Lyrics
  66. Move It On Over Lyrics
  67. My Bucket’s Cot A Hole In It Lyrics
  68. My Heart Would Know Lyrics
  69. My Love For You (Has Turned To Hate) Lyrics
  70. My Son Calls Another Man Daddy Lyrics
  71. My Sweet Love Ain't Around Lyrics
  72. Never Again (Will I Knock On Your Door) Lyrics
  73. No, No Joe Lyrics
  74. Nobody's Lonesome For Me Lyrics
  75. On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain Lyrics
  76. Pan American Lyrics
  77. Pan American (Dec. 1946) Lyrics
  78. Pictures From Life's Other Side Lyrics
  79. Please Make Up Your Mind Lyrics
  80. Ramblin' Man Lyrics
  81. Rootie Tootle Lyrics
  82. San Antonio Rose (late 1940) Lyrics
  83. Settin' The Woods On Fire Lyrics
  84. Six More Miles (To The Graveyard) Lyrics
  85. Take These Chains From My Heart Lyrics
  86. THE BLUES COME AROUND Lyrics
  87. The Funeral Lyrics
  88. The Pale Horse And His Rider Lyrics
  89. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight Lyrics
  90. They'll Never Take Her Love From Me Lyrics
  91. Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals Lyrics
  92. Wealth Won't Save Your Soul Lyrics
  93. Wealth Won’t Save Your Soul (Dec 1946) Lyrics
  94. Wedding Bells Lyrics
  95. We’re Getting Closer To The Grave Each Day (1949) Lyrics
  96. When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels Lyrics
  97. Why Don't You Love Me Lyrics
  98. Why Should I Cry (1947-1948) Lyrics
  99. Why Should We Try Anymore Lyrics
  100. Window Shopping Lyrics
  101. Won’t You Sometimes Think Of Me (1947-1948) Lyrics
  102. You Broke Your Own Heart (with band – 1947) Lyrics
  103. You Win Again Lyrics
  104. You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave) Lyrics
  105. Your Cheatin' Heart Lyrics

Golden Greats
2003

Golden Greats Lyrics

  1. (I'd Heard) That Lonesome Whistle Lyrics
  2. A Home In Heaven Lyrics
  3. Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw Lyrics
  4. Beyond The Sunset Lyrics
  5. Calling You Lyrics
  6. Crazy Heart Lyrics
  7. Dear John Lyrics
  8. Everything's Okay Lyrics
  9. Fly Trouble Lyrics
  10. Half As Much Lyrics
  11. Help Me Understand Lyrics
  12. Hey, Good Looking Lyrics
  13. Honky Tonk Blues Lyrics
  14. Honky Tonkin' Lyrics
  15. Howling At The Moon Lyrics
  16. I Can't Get You Off My Mind Lyrics
  17. I Heard My Mother Praying For Me Lyrics
  18. I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Living Lyrics
  19. I Saw The Light Lyrics
  20. I Won't Be Home No More Lyrics
  21. I'll Be A Bachelor 'till I Die Lyrics
  22. I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive Lyrics
  23. I'm Sorry For You, My Friend Lyrics
  24. I'm A Long Gone Daddy Lyrics
  25. I'm Sorry For You My Friend Lyrics
  26. I've Just Told Mama Goodbye Lyrics
  27. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) Lyrics
  28. Kaw-liga Lyrics
  29. Lets Turn Back The Years Lyrics
  30. Lonesome Whistle Lyrics
  31. Lost Highway Lyrics
  32. Lost On The River Lyrics
  33. Lovesick Blues Lyrics
  34. Mansion On The Hill Lyrics
  35. Men With Broken Hearts Lyrics
  36. Mind Your Own Business Lyrics
  37. Move It On Over Lyrics
  38. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Lyrics
  39. My Heart Would Know Lyrics
  40. My Love For You (Has Turned To Hate) Lyrics
  41. My Son Calls Another Man Daddy Lyrics
  42. My Sweet Love Ain't Around Lyrics
  43. Never Again (Will I Knock On Your Door) Lyrics
  44. No, No Joe Lyrics
  45. Pan American Lyrics
  46. Pictures From Life's Other Side Lyrics
  47. Ramblin' Man Lyrics
  48. Rootie Tootie Lyrics
  49. Settin' The Woods On Fire Lyrics
  50. THE BLUES COME AROUND Lyrics
  51. The Funeral Lyrics
  52. The Pale Horse And His Rider Lyrics
  53. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight Lyrics
  54. They'll Never Take Her Love Lyrics
  55. Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals Lyrics
  56. Wealth Won't Save Your Soul Lyrics
  57. Wedding Bells Lyrics
  58. Why Don't You Love Me Lyrics
  59. Window Shopping Lyrics
  60. You Win Again Lyrics
  61. You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave) Lyrics
  62. Your Cheatin' Heart Lyrics

Hillbilly Hero
24 February 2013

Hillbilly Hero Lyrics

  1. A Home In Heaven Lyrics
  2. A House Without Love Lyrics
  3. A Mansion On The Hill Lyrics
  4. Baby We're Really In Love Lyrics
  5. Beyond The Sunset Lyrics
  6. Calling You Lyrics
  7. Cold Cold Heart Lyrics
  8. Crazy Heart Lyrics
  9. Dear Brother Lyrics
  10. Dear John Lyrics
  11. Everything's Okay Lyrics
  12. Fly Trouble Lyrics
  13. Half As Much Lyrics
  14. Happy Rovin' Cowboy / I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / Fisher's Hornpipe / Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine / Sally Goodin Lyrics
  15. Happy Rovin' Cowboy / I'm A Long Gone Daddy / I'm Telling You / Bill Cheatam / When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels / Sally Goodin Lyrics
  16. Happy Rovin' Cowboy / Lost Highway / I Wanna Live and Love Always / Bile Them Cabbage Down / I'll Have A New Body / Fingers on Fire / Sally Goodin Lyrics
  17. Happy Rovin' Cowboy / Mansion On The Hill / There'll Be No More Teardrops Tonight / Breakdown / The Prodigal Son / Sally Goodin Lyrics
  18. Happy Rovin' Cowboy / Mind Your Own Business / Wedding Bells / Cotton Eyed Joe / I've Just Told Mama Goodbye / Sally Goodin Lyrics
  19. Happy Rovin' Cowboy / Mind Your Own Business/ Wedding Bells/ Cotton Eyed Joe (Inst), I've Just Told Mama Goodbye/ Sally Goodin (Inst) Lyrics
  20. Happy Rovin' Cowboy / Pan American / Lovesick Blues / Arkansas Traveller / I Saw The Light / Sally Goodin Lyrics
  21. Happy Rovin' Cowboy/ I Can't Get You Off My Mind/ I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry/ Fisher's Hornpipe (Inst)/ Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine/ Sally Goodin (Inst) Lyrics
  22. Happy Rovin' Cowboy/ I'm A Long Gone Daddy/ I'm Telling You/ Bill Cheatam (Inst)/ When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels/ Sally Goodin (Inst) Lyrics
  23. Happy Rovin' Cowboy/ Lost Highway/ I Wanna Live And Love Always/ Bile Them Cabbage Down (Inst)/ I'll Have A New Body/ Fingers On Fire (Inst)/ Sally Goodin (Inst) Lyrics
  24. Happy Rovin' Cowboy/ Mansion On The Hill/ There'll Be No More/ Teardrops Tonight/ Breakdown (Inst)/ The Prodigal Son/ Sally Goodin (Inst) Lyrics
  25. Happy Rovin' Cowboy/ Pan American/ Lovesick Blues/ Arkansas Traveller (Inst)/ I Saw The Light/ Sally Goodin (Inst) Lyrics
  26. Help Me Understand Lyrics
  27. Hey, Good Lookin' Lyrics
  28. Honky Tonk Blues Lyrics
  29. Honky Tonkin' Lyrics
  30. Howlin' At The Moon Lyrics
  31. I Can't Help It Lyrics
  32. I Can't Get You Off My Mind Lyrics
  33. I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind Lyrics
  34. I Don't Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes) Lyrics
  35. I Dreamed About Mama Last Night Lyrics
  36. I Heard My Mother Praying For Me Lyrics
  37. I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin' Lyrics
  38. I Saw The Light Lyrics
  39. I Told A Lie To My Heart Lyrics
  40. I Watched My Dream World Crumble Like Clay Lyrics
  41. I'll Be A Bachelor 'till I Die Lyrics
  42. I'd Still Want You Lyrics
  43. I'm A Long Gone Daddy Lyrics
  44. I'm Goin' Home Lyrics
  45. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Lyrics
  46. I'm Sorry For You My Friend Lyrics
  47. I've Been Down That Road Before Lyrics
  48. I've Been Down The Road Before Lyrics
  49. I've Just Told Mama Goodbye Lyrics
  50. In My Dreams You Still Belong To Me Lyrics
  51. Jesus Remembered Me Lyrics
  52. Just Waitin' Lyrics
  53. Last Night I Heard You Crying In Your Sleep Lyrics
  54. Lonesome Whistle Lyrics
  55. Long Gone Lonesome Blues Lyrics
  56. Lost Highway Lyrics
  57. Lost On The River Lyrics
  58. Lovesick Blues Lyrics
  59. May You Never Be Alone Lyrics
  60. Men With Broken Hearts Lyrics
  61. Mind Your Own Business Lyrics
  62. Moanin' The Blues Lyrics
  63. Move It On Over Lyrics
  64. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Lyrics
  65. My Heart Would Know Lyrics
  66. My Love For You Lyrics
  67. My Son Calls Another Man Daddy Lyrics
  68. My Sweet Love Ain't Around Lyrics
  69. Never Again Lyrics
  70. No, No Joe Lyrics
  71. Nobody's Lonesome For Me Lyrics
  72. On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain Lyrics
  73. On The Banks Of The Old Pontchatrain Lyrics
  74. Pan American Lyrics
  75. Pictures From Life's Other Side Lyrics
  76. Ramblin' Man Lyrics
  77. Rootie Tootie Lyrics
  78. Singing Waterfall Lyrics
  79. Six More Miles Lyrics
  80. THE BLUES COME AROUND Lyrics
  81. The Funeral Lyrics
  82. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight Lyrics
  83. They'll Never Take Her Love From Me Lyrics
  84. Too Many Parties Too Many Pals Lyrics
  85. We Should We Try Anymore Lyrics
  86. Wealth Won't Save Your Soul Lyrics
  87. Wedding Bells Lyrics
  88. When God Comes And Gathers Lyrics
  89. When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels Lyrics
  90. Why Don't You Love Me Lyrics
  91. Why Should I Cry Lyrics
  92. Why Should We Try Anymore Lyrics
  93. Won't You Sometimes Think Of Me Lyrics
  94. You Broke Your Own Heart Lyrics
  95. You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave) Lyrics






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