The Old Man At The Mill
The Dillards Lyrics


Same old man sitting at the mill
The mill turns around of its own free will
Hand in the hopper and the other in the sack
Ladies step forward and the gents fall back

Down sat an owl and he said all quiet
Lonesome day and a lonesome night
Thought I heard a pretty girl say
Court all night and you sleep next day
Well then, said the raven as she flew
If I was a young one I'd get two
One for to fetch and the other to sew
I'd have a string for my bow, bow, bow

My old man's in Kalamazoo
He don't give no "yes, I do"
First to the left and then to the right
This old mill grinds day and night

Lyrics © DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: DP, ANDY ROBERTS, DAVE RICHARDS, IAN MATTHEWS

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tim a

Same old man sitting at the mill
The mill turns around of its own free will
Hand in the hopper and the other in the sack
Ladies step forward and the gents fall back
Down sat an owl and he said all quiet
Lonesome day and a lonesome night
Thought I heard a pretty girl say
Court all night and you sleep next day
Well then, said the raven as she flew
If I was a young one I'd get two
One for to fetch and the other to sew
I'd have a string for my bow, bow, bow
My old man's in Kalamazoo
He don't give no "yes, I do"
First to the left and then to the right
This old mill grinds day and night



All comments from YouTube:

jeffpettegrew

Best bluegrass album ever!

Tim Kastrup

The Dillards just kick ass!!  Been listening to them since the 60's and still can't get my fill

colindominy

Nice crisp, clean sound. This is a fine album. One of the best bluegrass style string bands ever to come out of Missouri. Hey, Myrclclin : have you got The Dillards "Wheatstraw Suite" LP from 1968 .. that album was probably one of their most famous releases. Contained some fabulous material.

Prepped For Eternity Homestead

Good job 👏 I love the song

tim a

Same old man sitting at the mill
The mill turns around of its own free will
Hand in the hopper and the other in the sack
Ladies step forward and the gents fall back
Down sat an owl and he said all quiet
Lonesome day and a lonesome night
Thought I heard a pretty girl say
Court all night and you sleep next day
Well then, said the raven as she flew
If I was a young one I'd get two
One for to fetch and the other to sew
I'd have a string for my bow, bow, bow
My old man's in Kalamazoo
He don't give no "yes, I do"
First to the left and then to the right
This old mill grinds day and night

Just Kicking

Thank's

Jim Chastain

Thank for the lyrics!

Jim Chastain

They ROCK!!

Randal mc'murphy

this is the song that started my own personal musical odyssey. had to learn how to do this!

Davis Worth

Yeah, I got this album when I was 16 growing up in Seattle, went to Vietnam, came "home" and bought a Harmony guitar, learned these tunes, I've been singin' ang playing them for almost sixty years, I used to play Rainin' Here this Mornin' every day when I got up , played that, Dooley, and Old Home Place for years, they never get old.

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