Song Lyrics Sunday: Your Long Journey

 

 

Helen @ this thing called life one word at a time choose The Great Divide by Breaking Benjamin as her Sunday Song Lyric. She comments “I realized today that the entire album is really about death.” Which lead me to chose Your Long (Lone) Journey.

I’ve included two videos of Your Long Journey. The first is from Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – the whole album is more than worth the listen. After the lyrics, is a second video with Doc Watson and Rosa Lee Watson singing the song.

Doc Watson, at a concert said, “If you’ve been through this, then it might bring a tear to your eye. We’re lucky, Rosa and I are still here and together.” Comments on the song often include “at _____ funeral.” It is a wonderful song of love, life and death.

LYRICS: (from YouTube)
God’s given us years of happiness here
Now we must part
And as the angels come and call for you
The pains of grief tug at my heart
Oh my darling
My darling
My heart breaks as you take your long journey
Oh the days will be empty
The nights so long without you my love
And when god calls for you I’m left alone
But we will meet in heaven above
Oh my darling
My darling
My heart breaks as you take your long journey
Fond memories I’ll keep of happy ways
That on earth we trod
And when I come we will walk hand in hand
As one in heaven in the family of god
Oh my darling
My darling
My heart breaks as you take your long journey

“Your Long Journey” by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant/written by Doc Watson and Rosa Lee Watson

Your Long (sometimes Lone) Journey, song by song writers: Doc Watson and Rosa Lee Watson.

If you’re not familiar with Doc Watson and/or his son, Merle’s work, give them a listen too. I can’t find the album I used to have which included Doc and Merle performing “Alberta.” I must be misremembering the cover art. It’s mesmerizing and a choice for another Song Lyrics Sunday some day.

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2 thoughts on “Song Lyrics Sunday: Your Long Journey

  1. Scout March 21, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    I love that Long Journey video and song. I attended a the funeral of a long-time friend yesterday, 37 years old and first-time father to a 9 wk old baby. This really touched me. Thanks for posting.

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