Old Folks

John Denver


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Gerard Jouannest, Jacques Roman Brel, Jean Corti, Mort Shuman
album: Track 9 in album Whose Garden Was This
release date: 1970
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Soft Rock
length: 4:59

Album Information

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

Cover Art

John Denver Whose Garden Was This cover art


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The old folks don't talk much
They are rich they are poor
They share one heart for two
Their homes all smell of time
And an old fashioned song
You live so far away

Do their dry voices crack
Have they cried too much
To cloud the eye
They tremble as they watch the old silver clock
Tick tock oh so slow
It says I wait for you
The old folks dream no more
The piano's out of tune
And no more do they sing on a Sunday afternoon
The old folks move no more
Their bodies feel like lead
Or else sit it a chair

Arm in arm, arm in arm
Its to have a good cry
To one who's older still
To the old silver clock
Tick tock so so slow
It says I wait for you
The old folks never die
And go to sleep one day
Like children in the dark
And the other will remain
Which makes no sound
The song has died away

Through the s


Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Tremble If You Must
  • 2 Sail Away Home
  • 3 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  • 4 Mr. Bojangles
  • 5 I Wish I Could Have Been There
  • 6 Whose Garden Was This
  • 7 The Game Is Over
  • 8 Eleanor Rigby
  • 9 Old Folks
  • 10 Golden Slumbers - Sweet Sweet Life - Tremble If You Must
  • 11 Jingle Bells