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Lyr Req: Old Home Place (Dean Webb, Mitch Jayne)

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Subject: Name of song about leaving plough
From: GUEST,evergreen
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 10:51 AM

What is the name of that song that includes the stanza, "Why did I leave the plough in the field and look for a job in town?"


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Subject: RE: Name of song about leaving plough
From: GUEST,Denny
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 10:53 AM

The Old Home Place


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Subject: RE: Name of song about leaving plough
From: bfdk
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 10:58 AM

J.D. Crowe's "Old Home Place" ?


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Subject: RE: Name of song about leaving plough
From: GUEST,DWR
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 02:24 PM

(D. Webb - M. Jayne)listed as writers, that would be Dean Webb and Mitch Jayne of the Dillards, better known to some as the Darling Boys from the Andy Griffith Show.


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Subject: RE: Name of song about leaving plough
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 02 Oct 09 - 07:37 AM

Cayouche's Acadian reworking: POURQUOI S'EN ALLER. Juste pour le fun.


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Subject: ADD: Old Home Place (Dean Webb, Mitch Jayne)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Sep 15 - 05:04 AM

Here are the lyrics we came up with for the Rise Again Songbook. Any corrections?

OLD HOME PLACE
(words by Mitchell F. Jayne, music by Rodney Dillard)

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 a fox hunter blows his horn

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

CHORUS
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, the girl 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 fly south & the cold wind moans
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

——w: Mitchell F. Jayne, m: Rodney Dillard
© 1963 (renewed) by Lansdowne-Winston Music Publishers. On The Dillards Back Porch Bluegrass, J.D. Crowe.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Home Place (Dean Webb, Mitch Jayne)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Sep 15 - 07:48 PM

Joe: There are several words I hear differently, plus there are a couple of words in your transcription that I don't hear at all. And I believe I'm listening to the same recording you are, on Spotify.

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 a fox hunter blew his horn.

I fell in love with a girl in the town.
I thought that she would be true.
I went away to Charlottesville
And worked in a sawmill crew.

CHORUS
What have they done with 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, The girl ran off with somebody else.
The taverns took all my pay,
And now I stand where the old home stood
Before they took it away.

Now the geese fly south and the wind grows cold
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.

CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Home Place (Dean Webb, Mitch Jayne)
From: cnd
Date: 10 Sep 15 - 11:21 PM

Jim, your version is the one I'm familiar with, as sung by The Dillards. I personally enjoy their version, but haven't heard many others.


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