The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Gathering Flowers for the Master's Boquet

Cat. #1216 (MFH #841) - As sung by Mrs. Claudie and Glenda Sue Richardson, Mountain View, Arkansas on August 31, 1971

VERSE 1
-- -- --- --- angel sent down from above
Sent for th --- an' th flowers we love
-- --- -- -- in Heaven on way
He's --- -- -- th flower in th Master's bouquet

CHORUS:
Gathering flowers for th Master's bouquet
Beautiful flowers that will never decay
Gathered by angels an' carried away
Forever to bloom in th Master's bouquet

VERSE 2
Loved one's are passing each day an' each hour
Passing away --- -- -- --- -- flower
But every bud and each blossom some day
Will -- -- the flower in th Master's bouquet

VERSE 3
Let every --- --- -- --- ---- ----
Blooming --- --- ---- --- -- --- - shall come
Then when we gather together for --
When -- --- --- -- bloom in th Master's bouquet

(It is almost impossible to transcribe some of these songs. You will have to listen to the tape to understand why).