Sunday, January 4, 2009

My Childhood Home

Looking at the front of the house ~ from the north.

The back of the house ~ from the south.

The east side of the house ~ note remnants of my treehouse.

Front porch wall, and front yard ~ east side.

Front porch wall, and ivy covered chimney ~ west side.

Shady view from front porch, looking north.
( All pics taken by me ~ circa 1982 )

The Dillards ~ The Old Home Place

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 foxhunter 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 to 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 my girl she ran off with somebody else
The taverns took all my pay
And here I stand where the old home stood
Before they took it away

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

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