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charlie poole-Old and Only in the Way

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The Sandman 18 Mar 20 - 06:47 AM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 18 Mar 20 - 08:34 AM
gillymor 18 Mar 20 - 09:08 AM
cnd 18 Mar 20 - 11:03 AM
Joe Offer 18 Mar 20 - 09:02 PM
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Subject: charlie poole
From: The Sandman
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 06:47 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFF4ANolpAc dedicated to those who want to get rid of the elderly (Old and Only in the Way)


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Subject: RE: charlie poole
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 08:34 AM

Have done this one for years, Dick- bit too close to the truth for us vulnerable folk- Hazel Dickens has an extra verse


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Subject: RE: charlie poole
From: gillymor
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 09:08 AM

I'm a big fan of Charlie Poole but David Grisman also wrote and recorded a song titled Old and in the Way and named his group with Rowan, Garcia, Clements and Kahn for it.

Old and in the Way


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Subject: RE: charlie poole
From: cnd
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 11:03 AM

Fun fact on Charlie Poole: some people say he was the first person to play "Scruggs" style banjo. He broke his thumb in a baseball accident when he was younger, which made it permanently bent backwards and easier to do a 3-finger picking style back before finger and thumb picks were widespread. He used to joking tell people who wanted him to teach them banjo, "sure, first I have to break all the fingers in your hand"


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Subject: ADD: Old and Only in the Way (Charlie Poole)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 09:02 PM

lyrics posted with the video Sandman posted (uncorrected):

OLD AND ONLY IN THE WAY
(as sung by Charlie Poole)

When you walk along the street
How often times you'll meet
Some poor old man who's getting old and grey
His age is feeble spent
In his pockets not a cent
And for shelter he has nowhere to go
His relations by the score
They'll turn him from the door
They'll meet him on a street, they'll pass him by
If you ask them why they do
They'll answer you and say,
"He is poor, he's old, he's only in the way"

Now let us cheer them all
For they won't be with us long
Don't point at them because they're old and grey
For remember while you're young
Old age to you will come
And you'll be old and grey and only in the way

There was a time, I hear
When young was not so queer
But since that time there's been an awful change
Young men with strength and might
To the parents they would strike
Yes, it happens every day, that's nothing strange
They strike for fear of toil
Whose children they would spoil
And sure for death ofttimes they do pray
For himself and faithful wife been toiling all their lives
To find they're old and only in the way

Now let us cheer them all
For they won't be with us long
Don't point at them because they're old and grey
For remember while you're young
Old age to you will come
And you'll be old and grey and only in the way


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