This Ole House (Stuart Hamblen) INTRO: Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer - I'm a-gettin' ready to meet the saints. This Ole House once knew my children This Ole House once knew my wife This Ole House was home and comfort As we fought the storms of life This Ole House once rang with laughter This Ole House heard many a-shout Now she trembles in the darkness When the lightnin' walks about. CHORUS - But, I ain't gonna need this house no longer Ain't gonna need this house no more Ain't got time to fix the shingles Ain't got time to fix the floor Ain't got time to oil the hinges Or to mend no window pane Ain't gonna need this house no longer I'm a-gettin' ready to meet the saints. This Ole House Is a-gettin' shaky This Ole House it's gettin' old This Ole House lets in the rain This Ole House lets in the cold On my knees I'm gettin' chilly But I feel no fear nor pain 'Cause I see an angel peekin' Through a broken window pane. My ole hound dog lies a-sleepin' He don't know I'm gonna leave Else he'd wake up by the fireplace He'd just sit there an' howl and grieve But my huntin' days are over We ain't goin' huntin' any more Gabriel done brought in my chariot When the wind blew down the door. GG APR99
Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!