Cemetery Song
Saturday, October 9, 2004

I've been thinking about you all day
Elsie Osro Ethel Lilla May

Hold my hand so you don't fall
Karl Koppernes, John Elmer, Elsie Dahl

Let's go back there where it's really dark
Thor Fredricks, Capt Newcombe, George A Clark

I brought some cheese and a couple of beers
Bernard died 1885 aged 21 years

You and I are the only ones in here alive
Inger Bodkin 1853-1935

Selma Jesten, Gustav Jensen, Leona Snuff
I brought a blanket so we'll be warm enough

Capt CB Thimens, Sarah Dora Monroe
I see a little hollow where we can go

Father John Mother Annie Rudy Marie
Here come lie down in the grass with me

We'll lie here where this young man lies
Allie A only son passed into paradise

Here in the dark, you and me
Our baby 1898 Louise Gee
I'll hold you so you won't get cold
Oline Thorsgaard, Oliane Wold

Oh darling darling you are so so fine
Our Baby Louise died 1899

Oh darling here with you under the trees
Father Mother Oscar
Brendenmuhl Therese

Your lips, your hands, your thighs
Allie A only son passed into Paradise

You are my darling darling girl
George Perle
Mary T. Scott, Nels Overby

Don't worry, darling, everything is going to be okay
Passed into Paradise Only Son Allie A.

You are a vision, you are sweet surprise
I have passed into paradise

Our Prairie Home Moorhead under starry skies
I have passed into paradise.

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

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