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The Feeding

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    mad-buck

    [1]Sep 19, 2007
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    Please is there someone who can give me the title of the soundtrack and the name of the performer of The Feeding.

    Greetz mad-buck

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    Missybea

    [2]Nov 12, 2007
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    Hi Mad_Buck. I've just watched the episode, put the lyrics in the search engine and I've still not got a clue! Sorry...I'll keep trying.
    Missy
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    HollyMartins

    [3]Aug 8, 2010
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    The name of the song is "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and in its original form it was a hymn apparently composed in 1907:


    Will The Circle Be Unbroken?


    There are loved ones in the glory,
    Whose dear forms you often miss;
    When you close your earthly story,
    Will you join them in their bliss?

    Refrain

    Will the circle be unbroken
    By and by, by and by?
    In a better home awaiting
    In the sky, in the sky?

    In the joyous days of childhood,
    Oft they told of wondrous love,
    Pointed to the dying Savior
    Now they dwell with Him above.

    Refrain

    You remember songs of heaven
    Which you sang with childish voice,
    Do you love the hymns they taught you,
    Or are songs of earth your choice?

    Refrain

    You can picture happy gatherings
    Round the fireside long ago,
    And you think of tearful partings,
    When they left you here below:

    Refrain

    One by one their seats were emptied,
    One by one they went away;
    Here the circle has been broken
    Will it be complete one day?

    Refrain


    The version in "The Feeding" seems to take after the re-write from A.P. Carter done in 1935 which retained the refrains but changed the other lyrics. It has been recored by many, many people including Joan Baez, George Jones, Johnny Cash, and many others. Apparently Mick Jagger sang it as his own mother's funeral in 2000. The alternative lyrics with a sister instead of a mother has been sung by many as well, such as June Carter Cash, The Neville Brothers and Eddy Arnold.


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

    Chorus:
    Can the circle be unbroken
    Bye and bye, Lord, bye and bye
    There's a better home a-waiting
    In the sky, Lord, in the sky

    Lord, I told the undertaker
    Undertaker, please drive slow
    For this body you are hauling
    How I hate to see her go

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

    Went back home Lord my home was lonesome
    Missed my mother she was gone
    All my brothers sisters crying
    What a home so sad and lone


    I do not know the singer that gave the rendition in "The Feeding"...

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