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The Old Home Place  

The Dillards

 

                  C             E              F               C

1. It's been ten long years since I left my home

2. I fell in love with a girl from the town

3. Well the girl ran off with somebody else

4. Now the geese fly south and the cold wind blows

 

              C                              G

1. In the hollow where I was born

2. I thought that she would be true

3. The tariff’s took all my pay

4. As I stand here and hang my head

 

                      C            E                         F                 C

1. Where the cool fall nights make the wood smoke rise

2. I ran away to Charlottesville

3. And here I stand where the old home stood

4. I've lost my love, I've lost my home

 

                  C              G             C

1. And the foxhunter blows his horn

2. And worked in a sawmill or two

3. Before they took it away

4. And now I wish that I was dead

 

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          G                                          C

What have they done to the old home place

            D                               G

Why did they tear it down

                      C              E             F                G

And why did I leave the plow in the field

                     C             G              C

And look for a job in the town