This is a more of a hymnal tune that's famous in Christendom. It was written in 1907 by Ada R. Habershon. Charles H Gabriel invested his artistic knowledge in turning these written lyrics into song music. The songs "Can the circle be unbroken" and "Daddy sang bass" features most of the chorus of this song. It is also featured on Netflix's Pretty Little Liars. It is to be noted that the tune ascribed to this song that is sung today in Christendom differs from the original tune composed by Gabriel. The ballad index of this song records the Metropolitan Quartet in 1927, which was the first known record in this tune. Another version of this song that was written by AP Carter was written or intended to be a funeral hymn the Carter family released this version in the year 1935. This version was titled "Can the Circle be Unbroken?". Structurally, this version is patterned according to the tune and verse structure of the famous version. However, the difference is in the lyrics and a modified chorus. Nevertheless, this version has often been recorded and performed under the title "Will the Circle be Unbroken." When mother Mary performed this tune in 1972, it was titled "Will the Circle be Unbroken."