THEY'RE TEARING AWAY THE OLD PLACE

By John D. Loudermilk
1967 Acuff-Rose Publ. Inc.

They're tearing away the old place
The old place where I grew up
They're tearing away the old place
And building a parking lot
There goes my fav'rite maple
My treehouse and Tarzan swing
They're tearing away the old place
With ev'ry board and brick
How my poor heart pains

Oh, the man that owns the land
Said we'd have to move
We have been renting from him
Since I was going on two

Bulldozers in our garden
Mother's flowers all gone
Daddy's fav'rite mantle
Somebody's taken home
Windows and doors they're loadin'
I recognise each one
They're tearing away the old place
Each nail and shingle
I love each single one

(source: Standard Songs Pop/ Country/ Blues/ Folk/ Instumentals/ Novelty, Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. 1956-1973)

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