The Old Home Place
The Dillards Lyrics


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 the foxhunter 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
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 my girl she 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 they fly south and the cold wind blows
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

Lyrics © LYNNE GREEN-MELINCOFF D/B/A HOFFMAN HOUSE MUSIC
Written by: DEAN WEBB, MITCHELL JAYNE

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

tim a

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 the foxhunter 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
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 my girl she 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 they fly south and the cold wind blows
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



All comments from YouTube:

Ali Whitwell

This is still a step up from those who try to cover this great song. Superb harmonies and instrumental work. :-)

Ali Whitwell

@gratefuldean69 I did give it a listen. Without wishing to be unkind they should listen to this version and learn how it should be done. Good though that they tried. :-)

Captain Leadbottom

You stink! I cover this one.
Yes Yhe Dillards are great. But it is so much fun to play .

gratefuldean69

Please check out Phish’s version of it if you haven’t yet. They do an incredible job of this song.

GIB

ABSOLUTELY. Fantastic harmonies make their albums not just good, but great

Michael Shunkaha

Just love them and their music. We have a GREAT radio station here that plays nothing but CLASSIC COUNTRY MUSIC.......WVSB 104.5 out of Romney West Virginia it is one great station!

Peggy Sjostrom

Thanks for the tip about WVSB!

centerice

Man! The sound of THAT banjo on the lead in...

Sooo many banjo players back in the 60s and 70s, upon first hearing the sound of Douglas' banjo, went immediately to their own, and committed every possible extreme act of Luthier surgery, just to try and recreate THAT sound, but always to no avail. I was no exception. Then one day, I had Douglas play my medium quality banjo intended for intermediate players, and...it sounded just like his! I was crestfallen, for alas, it wasn't a different tone ring that I had needed or a different tension on the head, or anything like that at all. It was a double "hand transplant."

ozzykitten666

I thank my grandparents for getting me into bluegrass. I've met a ton of nice people (band members and fans alike) and I've discovered so many new songs and sounds that I enjoy. I found out about this song while listening to a bluegrass station on iTunes and I'm downloading it along with others so as to burn a CD for my grandparents so that they can enjoy it. ^_^ Thanks for sharing it.

brian shannon

ive listened to alot of bluegrass but the dillards kick all ass

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