Empty Mansions

Cat. #1229 (MFH #849) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on October 26, 1971

Here, I labor an' toil, just look for a home
Just a humble aboard, among men
While in Heaven a mansion is waiting for me
An' a gentle voice pleading, come in

There's a mansion, empty, just waiting for me
At the end of lifes troublesome way
Many friends an' dear loved ones
Will welcome me there
At th door of a mansion, some day

When my labor an' toil have ended below
An' my hands are folded, in rest
I'll exchange this ole home, for a mansion up there
An' invite th arch angels to rest