"Will You Miss me?" as written by and A.p. Carter....
When death shall close these eye lids
And this heart shall cease to beat
And they lay me down to rest
In some flowery bound retreat

Will you miss me?
(Miss me when I'm gone)
Will you miss me?
(Miss me when I'm gone)

Will you miss me?
(Miss me when I'm gone)
Will you miss me when I'm gone?

Perhaps you'll plant a flower
On my poor unworthy grave
Come and sit along beside me
When the roses nod and wave

Will you miss me?
(Miss me when I'm gone)
Will you miss me?
(Miss me when I'm gone)

Will you miss me?
(Miss me when I'm gone)
Will you miss me when I'm gone?

One sweet thought my soul shall cherish
When this fleeting life has flown
This sweet thought will cheer when dying
Will you miss me when I'm gone?

When these lips shall never more
Press a kiss upon thy brow
But lie cold and still in death
Will you love me then as now?

Will you miss me?
(Miss me when I'm gone)
Will you miss me?
(Miss me when I'm gone)

Will you miss me?
(Miss me when I'm gone)
Will you miss me when I'm gone?


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"Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone" as written by A.p. Carter

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    General CommentThis is the song that Sara sang over the radio when she was down in Mexico with her ex-husband Pleasant and sister-in-law Maybelle. Her marriage fell apart years earlier, when she fell in love with Coy Bayes, her husband's cousin. Coy left Virginia with his parents and ended up in California. They had no contact for years, until Sara dedicated this song over the radio (a powerful station that was heard all over the country) to Coy Bayes in California. When he heard it, he came and got Sara and they lived in California, pretty much separated from the Pleasant (A.P. Carter), her children, and the rest of the Carter family.
    tom_pinion June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is the song that Sara sang over the radio when she was down in Mexico with her ex-husband Pleasant and sister-in-law Maybelle. Her marriage fell apart years earlier, when she fell in love with Coy Bayes, her husband's cousin. Coy left Virginia with his parents and ended up in California. They had no contact for years, until Sara dedicated this song over the radio (a powerful station that was heard all over the country) to Coy Bayes in California. When he heard it, he came and got Sara and they lived in California, pretty much separated from the Pleasant (A.P. Carter), her children, and the rest of the Carter family.
    tom_pinion June 09, 2006   Link

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