Your Lone Journey

October 28, 2012

God’s given us years of happiness here
Now we must part
And as the angels come and call for you
The pains of grief tug at my heart

Oh my darling
My darling
My heart breaks as you take your long journey

Oh the days will be empty
The nights so long without you my love
And when God calls for you I’m left alone
But we will meet in heaven above

Oh my darling
My darling
My heart breaks as you take your long journey

Fond memories I’ll keep of happy ways
That on earth we trod
And when I come we will walk hand in hand
As one in heaven in the family of God

Oh my darling
My darling
My heart breaks as you take your long journey

 

 

I recently heard this song on one of my bluegrass stations on Pandora and was so moved. There is such a simplicity in the music, yet its effect is haunting.

I just discovered that it was written by one of Dad’s guitar heroes, Doc Watson (who ironically passed away just four days before dad), and his wife Rosa Lee . I should have known. Although, I must admit, I do prefer the Krauss version, sorry Dad.

The simple  mountain harmony and pure acoustic tones make it the perfect ballad for Mom and Dad.

 

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