"Come All You Tenderhearted" as written by and Ralph Stanley....
Come all you tenderhearted
Your attention I will call
I'll tell you how it started
Come listen one and all

Last Wednesday, there was a light
Seen shining on the hills
A mother and her daughter might
While everything was still

She went into a neighbor's
Some hundred yards away
She sat down and talked with them
But she did not mean to see

Don't stay to long dear mother there
For we'll be lonesome here
I'll give some ... she said
Then I'll return again

But when she started home again
Her house was in flames
She cried "Oh Lord, my babies are gone
and I'm the one to blame"

She cried "Alas, how sad they sleep
Wrapped up in the red hot flame"
She bursted all asunder then
And the flames rolled over her head

Their little bones lay on the ground
They both lay face to face
Each other did entwine
Each other did embrace

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