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See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

This song is by Hobart Smith and appears on the compilation Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook (2003).

Well there's one kind favour I'll ask of you
Well there's one kind favour I'll ask of you
Well there's one kind favour I'll ask of you
Please see my grave is kept clean

It's a long waiting got no end
It's a long waiting got no end
It's a long waiting got no end
It's a long as it's ever been

Well there's three white horses in a line
Three white horses in a line
Well there's three white horses in a line
Gonna' take me to my buryin' ground

Oh dig my grave with a silver spade
Dig my grave with a silver spade
Dig my grave with a silver spade
Then lay me down with a golden chain

It's a long waiting got no end
It's a long waiting got no end
It's a long waiting got no end
It's a long as it's ever been

Oh dig my grave with a silver spade
Dig my grave with a silver spade
Dig my grave with a silver spade
Then lay me down with a golden chain

Did you ever hear a trumpet sound?
Ever hear a trumpet sound?
Do you ever hear a trumpet sound?
(....?) know the poor boys in the ground

It's a long waiting got no end
It's a long waiting got no end
It's a long waiting got no end
It's a long as it's ever been

Did you ever hear a church bell toll?
Did you ever hear a church bell toll?
Did you ever hear a church bell toll?
Then you know the poor boy's dead and gone