My Old Man Song Lyrics

John Denver

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My old man had a rounder's soul.
He'd hear an old freight train.
Then he'd have to go.
Said he'd been blessed with a gipsy bone.

That's the reason they guessed
He'd been cursed to roam.
Came into town back before the war.

Didn't even know what it was
He was looking for.
He carried a tattered bag for his violin.

It was full of lots of songs
Of places that he'd been.

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

  • credits

    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 : 36 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:39

    Album Information

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