The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Why Do We Mourn, Departed Friends

Cat. #1092 (MFH #760) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on May 12, 1970

Why do we mourn departed friends
Our shake a death alarm
Love but th voice that Jesus sent
To call them to His arms

When he arose, ascended high
An' shown our feet th way
Up to th Lord, our flesh will fly
In that great risin' day

Ollie remembers her Frandfather Woody singing this song.