When I Go Away

Lyrics: Larry Campbell
Music: Larry Campbell

Sung by Larry Campbell with Phil Lesh and Friends in 2013. Originally written for the Dixie Hummingbirds in 2003, and also covered by Levon Helm.

Early in the morning
When the church bells toll
The choir's gonna sing
And the hearse will roll
On down to the graveyard
Where it's cold and gray
And then the sun's gonna shine through the shadows
When I go away

Don't want no sorrow
For this old orphan boy
I don't want no crying
Only tears of joy
I'm gonna see my mother
Gonna see my father
And I'll be bound for glory in the morning
When I go away

I'll be lifted up to the clouds on the wings of angels
There's only flesh and bones in the ground where my troubles will stay
See that storm over yonder
It's gonna rain all day
But then the sun's gonna shine through the shadows
When I go away

(I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away)
No more trouble
(I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away)
No more crying
(I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away)
No more trials
(I'm going home)
Home to leave my worries in the ground
(I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away)
No more troubles
(I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away)
No more crying
(I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away)
No more trials
(I'm going home)
Home to leave my worries in the graveyard
Home to leave my troubles in the graveyard
Home to leave my trials
And I'll be bound for glory in the morning
When I go away

All my kin who love me
All my friends who care
Look beyond the dark clouds
We're gonna meet up there
When they lay me in the cold ground
Bow your heads and pray
And I'll be bound for glory in the morning
When I go away

And then the sun's gonna shine through the shadows
When I go away
(I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away)
No more trouble
(I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away)
No more crying
(I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away)
No more trials
(I'm going home)
Home to leave my worries in the ground
(I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away)
No more troubles
(I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away)
No more crying
(I'm going home - Lift me up - When I go away)
No more trials
(I'm going home)
Home to leave my worries in the graveyard
Home to leave my troubles in the graveyard
Home to leave my trials
And I'll be bound for glory in the morning
When I go away

And then the sun's gonna shine through the shadows
When I go away
Ah, when I go away
When I go away
(When I go away)
When I go away
(When I go away)
When I go away

 


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