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dillards – old home place lyrics

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it’s been ten long years since i left my home
in the hollow where i was born
where the cool fall nights make the wood smoke rise
and the foxhunter blows his h-rn

i fell in love with a girl from the town
i thought that she would be true
i ran away to charlottesville
and worked in a sawmill or two

what have they done to the old home place
why did they tear it down
and why did i leave the plow in the field
and look for a job in the town

well my girl she ran off with somebody else
the taverns took all my pay
and here i stand where the old home stood
before they took it away

now the geese they fly south and the cold wind blows
as i stand here and hang my head
i’ve lost my love i’ve lost my home
and now i wish that i was dead