Old Father Time

by Peter, Paul and Mary

Peter, Paul and Mary were a US folk-singing trio whose nearly 50-year career began with their rise to become a paradigm for 1960s folk music. The trio was composed of Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey and Mary Travers. After the death of Mary Travers in 2009, Yarrow and Stookey continued to perform as a d…




The kids just went to sleep
And i thought I'd play this old time record
Darling, come and dance with me together
Though i look a little older, you're as pretty as the day we met
A happy home never hurt no one yet

Remember when we used to laugh at old father time
All in all the joke's on him and he don't even mind

Sigh, and put your arms around me,
Sway and look into my eyes
Isn't it so funny how time flies
Yah da dah, da da da da
Yah da dah

Remember when we used to laugh at old father time
All in all the joke's on him and he don't even mind

I'm not saying the party's over i just wanted to tell you how,
Very good it has been up 'til now
How very good it has been up 'til now
Isn't it so funny how time flies.

Remember when we used to laugh at old father time
All in all the joke's on him and he don't even mind
Sigh, and put your arms around me,
Sway and look into my eyes
Isn't it so funny how time flies.

Written by: PETER YARROW

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