My Old Man

John Denver


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Johnny Mercer, Bernard D. Hanighen
album: Track 12 in album Rhymes & Reasons
release date: 1969
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
length: 4:39

Album Information

label: RCA
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

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John Denver Rhymes & Reasons cover art


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My old man had a rounder's soul.
Then he'd have to go.

He'd been cursed to roam.

He was looking for.

Of places that he'd been.

When his fiddle played.

That his fiddle howed.

Singing, dancing round.

"All the world is right"

golden kind of hair.

Ones he called his own.

And said he'd take her home.
All the nights that passed a child was born.
That love would keep them warm.

while his fiddle tuned.

Then he'd have to go.

Sing those songs he sung.


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Love of the Common People
  • 2 Catch Another Butterfly
  • 3 Daydream
  • 4 The Ballad of Spiro Agnew
  • 5 Circus
  • 6 When I'm Sixty-four
  • 7 The Ballad of Richard Nixon
  • 8 Rhymes & Reasons
  • 9 Yellow Cat
  • 10 Leaving, on a Jet Plane
  • 11 My Heart
  • 12 My Old Man
  • 13 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
  • 14 Today Is the First Day of the Rest of My Life