He calls it "Can the Circle Be Unbroken". Randolph says that there are variants, but supplies only one tune and one set of lyrics.
The folklorist gives no suggestions as to authorship. Not that Randolph is always on top of things in this regard.
He prints the lyrics to "How Tedious and Tasteless the Hours" in dialect, and has nary a clue about the author in that case either, although he could have easily found out by consulting the Methodist Hymnal. The Library of Congress's copyright renewal database lists "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" several times, never with an author, always as "traditional" or "public domain," though of course particular arrangements may be copyrighted.
In the film , the song can be heard on the family's way to Yellowstone Park. A season 3 episode of Pretty Little Liars was titled after the hymn and featured the song within the episode. The hymn is sung every year at the Country Music Hall of Fame , at the conclusion of each medallion induction ceremony.
It is performed by the inductees of that respective year as well as any previously inducted members of the Hall of Fame who are present. Two versions of the hymn are featured in the soundtrack for the video game BioShock Infinite : a traditional choir version, performed by Maureen Murphy, and an award-winning acoustic version performed by Troy Baker guitar and Courtnee Draper , the voice actors of main characters Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth , respectively. The use of the original lyrics was controversial: some commentators, apparently unaware of the differences between the original and Carter versions, criticized the omission of "Lord" from the chorus as anti-religious censorship.
The choice was explained as simply being consistent with the setting of the game, at which point the word "Lord" had not been added. June Carter's rendition of the song plays over the Deadwood season 1 episode 8 closing credits. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about a Christian hymn.
For other uses, see Will the Circle Be Unbroken disambiguation. In Alexander, Charles M.
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