My Grandfather's Clock Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Songs of Our Soil cover art
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My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf
So it stood ninety years on the floor
It was taller by half than the old man himself
Though it weighed not a pennyweight more

It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born
And was always his treasure and pride
But it stopped, short never to go again
When the old man died

Ninety years without slumbering
His life seconds numbering
It stopped, short never to go again
When the old man died

Track Listing

  • 1 Drink to Me
  • 2 Five Feet High and Rising
  • 3 The Man on the Hill
  • 4 Hank and Joe and Me
  • 5 Clementine
  • 6 The Great Speckled Bird
  • 7 I Want to Go Home
  • 8 The Caretaker
  • 9 Old Apache Squaw
  • 10 Don’t Step on Mother’s Roses
  • 11 My Grandfather’s Clock
  • 12 It Could Be You (Instead of Him)


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Erich Doll, Henry Clay Work
    album: Track 11 in album Songs of Our Soil
    release date: 1959-9
    popularity : 65 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country/Country Rock
    length: 2:45

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin