Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home

Lyr Add: Old and in the Way (Stanley Brothers)

Related threads:
Lyr Req: Old Richmond Prison (Ralph Stanley) (48)
Lyr Req: Turn Back, Turn Back (from Ralph Stanley) (9)
Obit: Ralph Stanley (1927-2016) Another Great Gone (17)
Lyr Req: Will He Wait a Little Longer (Stanley Bro (12)
Lyr Add: Christmas is Near (Stanley Brothers) (3)
(origins) Origins: Wings of Angels (Ralph Stanley) (5)
Lyr Req: Girl Behind the Bar (Stanley Brothers) (13)
Ralph Stanley Banjo (7)
Review: Ralph Stanley performances (16)
Ralph Stanley endorses Barack Obama (23)
(origins) Origin: Sharecropper's Son (Stanley Brothers) (4)
BS: Edwards to carry the Ralph Stanley vote? (2)
Lyr Req: You're Still to Blame (Carter Stanley) (2)
Wonderful Ralph Stanley Album (1)
Origin of Ralph Stanley Songs (13)
(origins) Origins: Wings of Angels (Ralph Stanley) (5)
Ralph Stanley (6)
Ralph Stanley Tribute & Museum (2)
Lyr Req: The Lonesome River (Stanley Brothers) (5)
Lyr Req: Life of Sorrow (Stanley Brothers) (4)
Ralph Stanley on Letterman Sept 3 (11)
New Yorker piece on Ralph Stanley (2)
Stanley Brothers: Discography? (2)
Lyr Req: Rocky Island (from Ralph Stanley) (2)
banjo tab: Railroad tune by Stanley Brothers (1)
Lyr Req: Longest Train (Ralph Stanley) (1)
Lyr/Chords Add: Pig in a Pen (Stanley Brothers) (1)

Gene 22 Sep 97 - 05:44 PM
dulcimer 23 Sep 97 - 07:21 AM
Share Thread
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:

Subject: Lyr Add: OLD AND IN THE WAY (Carter Stanley)
From: Gene
Date: 22 Sep 97 - 05:44 PM

Saw this thread/request somewhere, but can't recall which one..anyway, here's a version by The Stanley Brothers..

OLD AND IN THE WAY - Recorded by The Stanley Brothers
Words and music by Stanley Carter

INTRO: [Bb] Only [F] Old And [C7] In The [F] Way.

You know, many times I sat alone here lately, and
Well, I find my mind kinda wandering back in dreams
Yes, I dream about the days that have already passed and gone
Days that, 'course - will never return
I dream about the days back when we'as a-bringin' up our fam'ly
And I worked hard for 'em - yes - I had to work hard ever' day
Each night the kids would come to me - with their little problems
And their little troubles - each one in his own childish way
But now, well, now I'm gettin old - kinda feeble
And each one of the children they've - gone their own way
And now most of 'em, I guess they -
Well, they have children of their own to worry about
So me, I'm just Old And In The Way.

[F] For many [C] years, things were [F] fine
All the [C] joys of life were [F] mine
Now at last, I [Bb] hear 'em [F] say
[Bb] Only [F] Old And [C] In The [F] Way.

TAG: [Bb] Only [F] Old And [C] In The [F] Way.

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: THE LITTLE LOG HUT IN THE LANE (Carter)
From: dulcimer
Date: 23 Sep 97 - 07:21 AM

Here is another "old and in the way" called THE LITTLE LOG HUT IN THE LANE by the Carters.

Mama says she don't want me because I'm getting old.
Scared that I might freeze to death, the weather is so cold.
If I live tonight, I think that I might try.
When the moon comes out tonight, I’m going to say goodbye.

CHORUS: I'm going' from the cotton fields.
I'm going' from the cane.
I'm going' from that little log hut
That stands down in the lane.

Now I'm old and feeble and I cannot find my way.
Mama says I'm getting old and gray and only in the way.
I'm leaving the little log hut, the place I love to dwell.
When the stars come out tonight, I'm going to bid farewell.

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")

Mudcat time: 20 January 9:07 AM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.