Artist: COUNTRY GENTLEMEN
Title: THE REBEL RECORDINGS DISC ONE
Company: REBEL REB-CD
In a tiny little shack in the mountains
Lived an old happy man long ago
His eyes were all wrinkled from smiling
His name we called him Uncle Joe
I remember he'd tell of the old days
Tales that were hard to believe
Then he'd sing a happy song of the angels
As he rocked me gently on his knee.
Then one day I went up to see him
I knocked gently up on the door
But I didn't receive an answer
Something was wrong with Uncle Joe.
I eased the door open slowly
And saw Uncle Joe on the bed
His eyes were still filled from crying
But a smile slipped through when he said
You remember when I sang songs of angels
Now they'll carry Uncle Joe far away
But we'll all meet again up in heaven.
What joy there will be on that day
Then he closed his eyes a little
His arm fell down on my knee.
Uncle Joe has gone on to Heaven
He's no longer here with me.