Old Home Place

Lyrics: Dean Webb, Mitch Jayne
Music: Dean Webb, Mitch Jayne

Played by Phil Lesh and Friends in 2013 at a hoe-down with the Terrapin Family Band.

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 fox hunter 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 with 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 the girl ran off with somebody else
The taverns took my pay
And now I stand where the old home stood
Before they took it away

Now the geese they fly south and the wind blows cold
As I stand here and hang my head
I've lost my love and I've lost my home
And now I wish that I was dead

What have they done with 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
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1963 Back Porch Bluegrass The Dillards