Your Long Journey

(Music and first three verses by Doc Watson & Rosa Lee Watson. Verses four and five and second chorus by Larry Gates)
Allison Krause & Robert Plant version (of the original three verses)
A capella version (Larry Gates, voice)

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

Oh the dream is so sweet and bitter
That tears up my sight
And as I awake I remember
You'll be home tonight

Oh my darling
My darling
My heart leaps with joy for our brief love

May we keep this home safe
May we each other tend
Finding each day's full treasure
From now till the end

Oh my darling
My darling
My heart leaps with joy for our brief love

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