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Tom T. Hall - Back When The Old Homeplace Was New (Chord)
Album: Home Grown (1997)
Submitter: lmofle (466) on 8/24/21
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Back When The Old Homeplace Was New
By Tom T. Hall
Written by Tom T. Hall
Album: Home Grown (1997)
Tabbed by Larry Mofle
         D                     G           D
Well the children come back to see the old homeplace 
     D           A               D
They don't see a thing that they like
    D                          G          D
The old well out back with its cool clear water 
      D        A              D
Don't fit into their style of life

The old gravel road that leads to the old homeplace 
Gets dust on their new shiny cars
Well they didn't complain about nothing to do 
Back when the old homeplace was new

     G                          D
Back when the old homeplace was new
          D                    A
There was plenty to see and to do
    G                         D
But they can't remember and I ain't gonna tell 'em
     D            A             DC
Back when the old homeplace was new

There's an old swimming hole about a half mile away
And an old tire still swings from a tree
I've got an old jar full of lightning bugs 
And I just dug fishing worms yesterday

They can't get on line from my old telephone 
And I ain't got no cable TV
Oh we used to tell stories and some of them true
Back when the old homeplace was new


The toys they treasured are stashed in the attic 
Except for a rusty old bike
There's a big ball of string in a drawer in the kitchen
They used to use flying their kites

There's a battered old can out there by the tool shed
An old can that they used to kick
They sit on the porch and they stare down the driveway
They just can't see living like this

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