Old Home Place

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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 »

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



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Old Home Place