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Old Woolie ( ) C D7 G C / G C D7 / C G C / G D7 G Clear the beer from the table boys; it's well nigh time to close And we'll all want to hear Mr Woolie pick and sing. Then a cat from Alabama got up and played his nose My didn't those old ale house walls ring. G C G / G D7 / C G C G / G D7 G An old cowboy picker blew into the bar last night Said his name was Woolie, he was more than just half tight Said he sang with the "Texas Playboys" back in '34 Then the proprietor got up and he locked the door Played an old Hank Williams tune, just to warm his hand Then he recollected some of those days with the Bob Wills band Then he played a couple of country tunes, I don't believe we had heard Just the same, we all stood and cheered. Woolie's from Missouri, and he farms in Ioway Drinks a case at night, because he drives a case all day And that whole bar full of longhairs won't mind rememberins The night they heard old Woolie pick and sing.
This song posted as "Old Woolie" is actually "Old Wooley", and was written by Don Lange, and perhaps his partner at the time Doug Freeman, and was on their album "Freeman and Lange". I learned it many years ago (back in the '70's, if I remember correctly), from the singing of Priscilla Herdman on her album "Water Lily"