Fathers, Now Our Meeting is Over

from by Timothy Cummings

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The melody and words to this funeral hymn continue to haunt me. Pete gleaned this from the Hicks family who hailed from the western part of North Carolina.

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Fathers* now our meeting is over,
Fathers* we must part;
And if I never see you anymore,
I'll love you in my heart;
And we'll land on shore,
Yes, we'll land on shore,
Yes, we'll land on shore,
And be safe forevermore.

*substitute Mothers, Brothers, Sisters for subsequent verses

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from The Piper in the Holler, released August 1, 2012
trad. Appalachia, from the Hicks family, via Pete Sutherland. Tim (smallpipes [D-taped, with G/D drones]), Caleb (viola), Pete (guitar, song)

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Timothy Cummings Burlington, Vermont

Chiefly a piper, Timothy Cummings is a Vermont-based composer and multi-instrumentalist who enjoys an uncommonly diverse repertoire, including traditional music from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton, France & Brittany, and Appalachia.

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