Old Home Place
It's been 10 long years since I left my home
In the hollow where I was born
Where the cool fall nights
Makes the home fires bright
And the fox hunter blows his horn.
I fell in love with a girl from our town
She promised that she would be true
I went away to Charlottesville
To work in a sawmill or two.
Cho: What have they done to the old home place
Why did they tear it down
Why did I leave my plow in the field
And look for a job in town.
Well the girl ran off with somebody else
The tariffs took all my pay
And here I stand where the old home stood
Before they took it away.
Now the geese fly south
And the cold wind moans
As I stand here and hang my head
I've lost my love, I've lost my home
And now I wish I was dead.