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Old Home Place Lyrics

Artist: Dave Dudley
Album: Rural Route No.1

(They're selling the homeplace today)
Yeah they're sellin' me out today just lost too much money too many years in a row
And since pa died I ain't got no help
Ma was waitin' for quite some time before she went to join pa
And all the rest of the poor souls upstairs now I can't keep my notes so long to stay
So they're sellin' that old homeplace lock stock and barrel
There's ma's old churn they're sellin' that right now
Many hours I'd pass that old rescal see that nail up there on the handle
I pinched my finger on that many a time wore some blisters too
It's sold oh they're all gone there goes pa's old windup clock
Many a night I watched him wind that old clock
With a prayer on his lips for a better tomorrow dad's gone so's the old clock
And that organ ma played many a Sunday afternnon use to entertain us
And company too when they'd come over to us
For some good churn music and good time numbers it's sold
There's that Sue yeah that's her I called her my first girl friend
And that's doggone she's married now got two kids real fine husband
Bet she's happy too hope so
There it went hey there comes them old mules Dolly and Polly
And that doggone Dolly Brown-show-off she always did that
A faithful pair though never quit worked all day
Took what bit of hay you had to give 'em at night for supper
And ready to go back again at it the next day they're sold sold so's my soul
The Good Book says as you sow so shall you reap
And boys I sure made a poor crop this year yeah they're sellin' me out this year
The banker gave me some good pocket money and said he was sorry
Sorry well so am I they're sellin' that old place out today
And let me tell you it hurts a little bit too (they're selling the homeplace today)


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