Can Anyone Help with an Irish Song about a Funeral and a Wagon Pulled by Horse?

Debbie wrote asking fro help with a childhood song her Irish grandmother sang to her son.  Here’s her email:


My grandmother came here from Ireland at 14. She died in 1971 and was 85. She used to sing to my brother when he was a baby in the carriage and my son the same. It was a song that went on and on. It had words about a funeral and a wagon pulled by horses, sad song. My mother had said it was a funeral song. How can I get an info on it?  It is sad when there is no one left and you have so many questions.


If anyone can help Debbie, please comment below.


Mama Lisa

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2 Responses to “Can Anyone Help with an Irish Song about a Funeral and a Wagon Pulled by Horse?”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Debbie wrote:

    “I don’t know if I’d call it a song, a ballad, or a lullaby. A lullaby to me is for babies but even though it was a sad melody. She sang it to my children. They didn’t know the difference.”

    I agree Debbie. Even though the song sounds like it’s a ballad, when it’s sung to a baby to put them to sleep it can be considered a lullaby (even if “unofficially”). -Mama Lisa

  2. Abigail Says:

    I think the song you are looking for is “will the circle be unbroken”

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