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Lyr/Chords Req: Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon

04 May 00 - 01:49 PM (#223017)
Subject: Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine
From: Hardiman the Fiddler

I remember the tune, but I can't remember who preformed "Old Dogs, and Children, and Watermelon Wine," and I would appreciate some help.

Thanks, Hardiman the Fiddler


04 May 00 - 02:00 PM (#223027)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Old Dogs, Children and Waterm
From: marshman

I believe it was writen by Tom T. Hall, or at least performed by him. A fine song. mm


04 May 00 - 02:36 PM (#223042)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Old Dogs, Children and Waterm
From: Mary in Kentucky

Hi Hardiman the Fiddler,

I did a little quick looking around because I was thinking about Tom's other song about pick-up trucks...Anyway, I found this, which tells about Tom. (didn't know he was an ordained Baptist minister!)

Also found the words to Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine here.

Now tell the truth, you got to thinking about this with all the dandelion wine talk. ;-)

Mary


04 May 00 - 02:38 PM (#223043)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Old Dogs, Children and Waterm
From: Mary in Kentucky

...oops...his DAD was a minister.


21 Mar 02 - 09:28 PM (#673743)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Old Dogs, Children and Waterm
From: Jim Dixon

The above link no longer works. I don't think this song is posted anywhere in Mudcat. If anyone is still interested in this song, I think it would be a good idea if the lyrics were posted here.

I don't know the song myself but at least it has an intriguing title. And it was mentioned in the thread "Songs about Getting Older."


22 Mar 02 - 12:29 AM (#673819)
Subject: Lyr Add: OLD DOGS, CHILDREN AND WATERMELON WINE
From: masato sakurai

OLD DOGS, CHILDREN AND WATERMELON WINE
(Tom T. Hall; Recorded July 12, 1972)

"How old do you think I am?" he said.
I said, well, I didn't know.
He said, "I turned 65 about 11 months ago."

I was sittin' in Miami pourin' blended whiskey down
When this old gray Black gentleman was cleanin' up the lounge.

There wasn't anyone around 'cept this old man and me.
The guy who ran the bar was watchin' "Ironsides" on TV.
Uninvited, he sat down and opened up his mind
On old dogs and children and watermelon wine.

"Ever had a drink of watermelon wine?" he asked.
He told me all about it, though I didn't answer back.
"Ain't but three things in this world that's worth a solitary dime,
But old dogs and children and watermelon wine."

He said, "Women think about they-selves, when menfolk ain't around.
And friends are hard to find when they discover that you're down."
He said, "I tried it all when I was young and in my natural prime;
Now it's old dogs and children and watermelon wine."

"Old dogs care about you even when you make mistakes;
God bless little children while they're still too young to hate."
When he moved away I found my pen and copied down that line
'Bout old dogs and children and watermelon wine.

I had to catch a plane up to Atlanta that next day
As I left for my room I saw him pickin' up my change.
That night I dreamed in peaceful sleep of shady summertime
Of old dogs and children and watermelon wine.

~Masato


22 Mar 02 - 12:42 AM (#673824)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Old Dogs, Children and Waterm
From: masato sakurai

A list of CDs is HERE.

~Masato


22 Mar 02 - 05:10 PM (#674298)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Old Dogs, Children and Waterm
From: GUEST,Gene

Try the COWPIE LYRICS SITE--

* * * TOM T HALL INDEX AT COWPIE * * *

http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie/cowpie-songs/h/hall_tom_t/


01 Jul 04 - 02:51 PM (#1217789)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Old Dogs, Children and Waterm
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Hall's recording at the Record Lady, A 8 (Real Country Archives p. 8)
Record Lady


02 Jul 04 - 11:04 AM (#1218382)
Subject: Add: OLD DOGS AND CHILDREN AND WATERMELON WINE
From: HiHo_Silver

Here is a version with chord progression. Whether it is correct I do not know.

OLD DOGS AND CHILDREN AND WATERMELON WINE

(Narration:) "How old do you think I am?" he said.
I said, well, I didn't know.
He said, "I turned 65 about eleven months ago."

(Fm) I was sitting in (Fm7) Miami pouring (Bb) blended whiskey (Gm) down.
(Bbm) When this old gray black (F) gentleman was (Cm7) cleaning up the (Fm) lounge.
There wasn't anyone (Fm7) around 'cept this (Bbm) old man and (Gm) me.
(Cm7) The guy who ran the bar was watching Ironside on (Fm) TV.
Uninvited, he sat (Fm7) down and (Bbm) opened up his (Gm) mind
(Bbm) On old dogs and (Fm) children and (Cm7) and watermelon (Fm) wine.

"Ever had a drink of watermelon wine?" he asked.
He told me all about it, though I didn't answer back.
"Ain't but three things in this world that's worth a solitary dime
But old dogs and children and watermelon wine."

(Key change: Gbm)
He said, "women think about themselves when their menfolk ain't around,
And friends are hard to find when they discover that you're down."
He said, "I tried it all when I was young and in my natural prime.
Now it's old dogs and children and watermelon wine.

"Old dogs care about you even when you make mistakes.
God bless little children while they're still too young to hate."
When he moved away I found my pen and copied down that line
About old dogs and children and watermelon wine.

(Key change: Gm)
I had to catch a plane up to Atlanta that next day.
As I left for my room, I saw him picking up my change.
That night I dreamed in peaceful sleep of shady summertime,
Of old dogs and children and watermelon wine.