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My Grandfathers Clock, author?

Always a favorite song we sang with our children.

 

....so it stood ninety years on the floor.

It was taller by half than the old man itself,

thought it weighed not a penny weight more.

It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born,

it was always his treasure and pride...

But it stopped, short never to go again
When the old man died

Ninety years without slumbering
tik,tlk,tik,tok
His life seconds numbering
tik,tok,tik,tok
It stopped, short never to go again
When the old man died

My grandfather said that of those he could hire
Not a servant so faithful he found
For it wasted no time and had but one desire
At the close of each week to be wound
And it kept in its place, not a frown upon its face
And its hands never hung by its side
But it stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died

It rang and alarmed in the dead of the night
An alarm that for years had been dumb
And we knew that his spirit was pluming for flight
That his hour for departure had come

Still the clock kept the time with a soft and muffled chime
As we silently stood by his side
But it stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died

Ninety years without slumbering
His life seconds numbering
It stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died
 
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Heart of Gold by Neil Young.....and I'm gettin' old.....Keep me seaching for a Heart of Gold....

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Reminicsing ~ Little River Band

 

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Old Folk's Boogie - Little Feat

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Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin

Old Man - Neil Young

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Joe Walsh:  Life's Been Good to Me (so far!)

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Delta Dawn - Helen Reddy

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Old Man-Neil Young

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When I'm 64.

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When I'm 64.

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