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Lyr Req: Little Whitewashed Building on The Farm

HiHo_Silver 29 Oct 04 - 06:40 PM
kendall 29 Oct 04 - 08:08 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 29 Oct 04 - 11:01 PM
GUEST 01 Jun 09 - 07:19 PM
Charley Noble 01 Jun 09 - 07:53 PM
Seamus Kennedy 01 Jun 09 - 08:32 PM
Jim Dixon 03 Jun 09 - 09:36 AM
GUEST,K. Allen Ballard, New London, MO 05 Jun 09 - 03:36 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Little White Washed Building on The Farm
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 06:40 PM

Here are some lyrics sung by my father. I can no longer remember in their entirety. Perhaps someone can come up with the total song.

On the wall a picture hung of Grandma spinning yarn,
On the left a picture of Pappy with his pipe
And the bees had built a nest
But pa said, "Let them rest
In that little whitewashed building on the farm."
Pa said, "The bees will let you pass"
And then one stung him on the arm,
In that little whitewashed building on the farm.

Was in the early month of May
I could sit there all the day
With my head resting on my bended arm
And in the merry month of June
You could smell that sweet perfume
From the little whitewashed building by the barn.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little White Washed Building on The Farm
From: kendall
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 08:08 PM

In that little white washed building by the barn,
The most important building on the farm,
Grandpa cursed the devil's soul when his pipe fell down the hole
In that little whitewashed building by the barn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little White Washed Building on The F
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 11:01 PM

Oh the little whitewashed building where we played when we was children
'Twas the most important building on the farm
Where we'd read the evening mail and tear up the Eaton's sale
In that little whitewashed building by the barn

Where the bees would build their nest and Granpa said "let 'em rest"
In the little whitewashed building by the barn
But he changed his mind at last when one stung him on the ass
In that little whitewashed building by the barn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little White Washed Building on The Farm
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 07:19 PM

Where Grandma sat at ease,
With her elbows on her knees,
In that little whitewashed building by the barn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little White Washed Building on The F
From: Charley Noble
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 07:53 PM

There were holes large, medium and small,
To accommodate one or all,
In that little whitewashed building by the barn.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little White Washed Building on The Farm
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 08:32 PM

It also has the feel of That Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane.
Related?

Seamus


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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE WHITEWASHED BUILDING BY THE BARN
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 09:36 AM

Ben Wetherby sings THE LITTLE WHITEWASHED BUILDING ON THE FARM on his album "A New'fy Saraday Nite [sic, sic, sic!]."

From the Varsity Outdoor Club Songbook, 1993 (pdf file):


BY THE BARN

By the barn, oh, by the barn,
It's the most important building on the farm,
Where we used to sit at ease
With our elbows on our knees
In that little whitewashed building by the barn.

Where we used to read our mail
As we tore up Eaton's sale...

Where grandpappy cursed his soul
When his pipe fell down the hole...

We would sit there for a reason
When the apples were in season...

Where the hornets built their nest
And grandpappy let 'em rest...

Where he changed his mind at last
When one stung him on the? ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Whitewashed Building on The Farm
From: GUEST,K. Allen Ballard, New London, MO
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 03:36 PM

I once heard this song on the radio at a 4H / Grange Youth meeting and hay ride just west of Ewing, MO when I was about 16. One particular verse that I remember goes:

"Oh, That Little white-washed building by the barn,
Most important building on the farm.
That building's no longer there
'Cause the methane made a flare
In that little white-washed building by the barn"

I'm sure there are more variations than this. By the way, as I recall this was the last verse. I couldn't stop laughing or I might have remembered more.


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