Close By (G)

(Bill Monroe)

You've gone so far away, my darling
Each time I think of you I cry
I'll press your picture to my bosom
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Then I'll feel that you're close by

The years have passed, you've not returned, dear
Now they say that you have died
But your soul will live forever
Now I know you'll be close by

I saw you last while you were leaving
The tears from you I tried to hide
You took me in your arms and said, dear
Your memory I keep close by

They've buried you in a lonely graveyard
And a spot they left beside
Now we'll sleep 'til Jesus calls us
So that we can be close by