Old Man at the Mill

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The Dillards

The Dillards are an American bluegrass band from Salem, Missouri, originally consisting of Douglas Flint "Doug" Dillard (born March 6, 1937, Salem, Missouri - May 16, 2012 Nashville, Tennessee) (banjo), Rodney Adean "Rod" Dillard (born May 18, 1942, Salem, Missouri) (guitar, dobro), Roy 'Dean' Webb (born March 28, 1937, Independence, Missouri) (mandolin), and Mitchell Franklin "Mitch" Jayne (July 5, 1928, Hammond, Indiana – August 2, 2010) (double bass). The current lineup includes Rodney Dillard and his wife Beverly Cotten-Dillard (clawhammer banjo, vocals), Shane Lail (guitar), Jim Glaspy (banjo, guitar), and George Giddens (fiddle, mandolin, harmony vocal). more »

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


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Old Man at the Mill