The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone

Cat. #1150 (MFH #801) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on July 15, 1970

VERSE 1
When death shall close these eyelids
An' th heart shall stist to be
When they lay me down to rest
In some flowery boundry tree

CHORUS:
Will you miss me, will you miss me
Will you miss me, will you miss me when I'm gone

VERSE 2
When my footsteps I never heard
An' my lips are pale an' cold
And th windin' sheet is spread
This poor body to unfold

VERSE 3
When these lips shall never more
Press a kiss upon your brow
But lie still in cold an' death
Will you love me then as now

VERSE 4
An' prehaps you plant a flower
On my poor unworthy grave
An' come set alone beside me
When th roses nod and fail

VERSE 5
One sweet thougth my soul shall carry
Till this fleeting life is flown
This sweet thought will cheer when dying
Will you miss me when I'm gone