You and My Old Guitar
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


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I could never be lonely
I could never be blue
As I go through life if only
I have my guitar and you

Why should I ever worry why should I be sad
We travel along in a hurry
Sharing the good and the bad

Whenever I'm up, you're near me
Giving me happiness
And when I'm down, you cheer me
Nothing is better than this

Here we go, just we three
Oh, how happy we will be
I'll hook my ladder to a silver star
And climb with you and my old guitar

Over the land we wander first here and there
But I never stop to ponder
If the clouds are dark or fair
In one horse town or city
No matter where we are
I'm happy if I have with me
You and my old guitar

We've travelled the roads together
Leading to lands afar
Singing in all kinds of weather
And strumming my old guitar

Here we go, just we three
Oh, how happy we will be




I'll hook my ladder to a silver star
And climb with you and my old guitar

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Jimmie Rodgers's song "You and My Old Guitar" convey a deep sense of companionship and contentment. The singer expresses the belief that as long as they have their guitar and the person they love, they will never feel lonely or blue. The guitar becomes a symbol of comfort and solace throughout life's ups and downs.


The lyrics celebrate the bond between the singer, their guitar, and their loved one. The singer finds solace in their guitar when they are feeling down, as it brings them happiness and cheers them up. The guitar becomes a source of support and positivity, always there to lift their spirits. The presence of the guitar and their loved one provide the singer with a sense of security and joy.


The lyrics also emphasize the freedom and adventure experienced by the singer and their companions, as they travel together through different places and weather conditions. The singer is unbothered by whether the surroundings are gloomy or pleasant, as long as they have their loved one and their guitar. This suggests a carefree and optimistic attitude towards life, focusing on the simple pleasures of music, love, and companionship.


Line by Line Meaning

I could never be lonely
I never feel alone or isolated


I could never be blue
I never feel sad or melancholy


As I go through life if only
As I journey through life, the one thing I need is


I have my guitar and you
I have my guitar and you by my side


Why should I ever worry why should I be sad
There is no reason for me to fret or feel down


We travel along in a hurry
We go through life swiftly


Sharing the good and the bad
Supporting each other through both joyful and challenging times


Whenever I'm up, you're near me
Whenever I'm feeling happy or successful, you're there with me


Giving me happiness
Providing me with joy and contentment


And when I'm down, you cheer me
When I'm feeling down or discouraged, you uplift my spirits


Nothing is better than this
There is no greater feeling or experience


Here we go, just we three
Here we are, the three of us together


Oh, how happy we will be
We will experience immense happiness


I'll hook my ladder to a silver star
I will strive for great success or achievement


And climb with you and my old guitar
And I will ascend to those heights with you and my trusted guitar


Over the land we wander first here and there
We explore various places as we travel together


But I never stop to ponder
I never pause to contemplate or worry about


If the clouds are dark or fair
Whether the circumstances are difficult or favorable


In one horse town or city
Whether we are in a small rural town or a bustling city


No matter where we are
Regardless of our location


I'm happy if I have with me
I find happiness as long as I have


You and my old guitar
You and my beloved guitar by my side


We've traveled the roads together
We have journeyed along the same paths


Leading to lands afar
Taking us to distant and foreign lands


Singing in all kinds of weather
Serenading in various weather conditions


And strumming my old guitar
And playing melodies on my loyal and cherished guitar




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Comments from YouTube:

roben king

the greatest of them all   I love jimmy singing and playing his guitar     thanks for sharing  we love u jimmy  R I P ruben   from nl Canada the rock

Leonard Haywood

greatest ever

Mervyn Carapiet

Thanks for the memory.

Conservative73

❤️

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