Bobby Bare - Somebody Bought My Old Home Town Lyrics


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I used to like to listen to the tales of the old men who sat around the old park square
But the piddlers and the whittlers and the checker boards're gone
There's a brand new office building there
And the street known as Maple is much wider now and there are no maples to be found
Since Consolidated Whozit Subdivision of Universal-What-You-Call-It bought my old hometown

There used to be good fishin' down along the shady mill stream
You'd see 'em as they jumped and played
But the blue gill and the croppie and the old mill made way
For Chemical Division Section A
They pulled up the flowers planted by the Ladies' Club
And took the city founder statue down
Since Consolidated Whozit Subdivision of Universal-What-You-Call-It bought my old hometown

Yeah the picture show has had it where I used to spend my Saturdays
With Jean and Roy and Pop along
Now the Brotherhood of Gismo Fixers Local 102 is making it their temporary home
They cut down the maples along Maple Street and of course the pool hall came down
Since Consolidated Whozit Subdivision of Universal-What-You-Call-It bought my old hometown



Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 A Bird Named Yesterday
  • 2 Recitation
  • 3 Somebody Bought My Old Home Town
  • 4 Recitation
  • 5 Ode to the Little Brown Shack Out Back
  • 6 Recitation
  • 7 The Day the Saw Mill Closed Down
  • 8 Recitation
  • 9 The Air Conditioner Song
  • 10 Recitation
  • 11 I've Got a Thing About Trains
  • 12 Recitation
  • 13 The Old Gang's Gone
  • 14 Recitation
  • 15 They Covered Up the Old Swimming Hole
  • 16 The Church in the Wildwood
  • 17 A Bird Named Yesterday (chorus only)
  • 18 Passin' Through
  • 19 You Can't Stop the Wild Wind From Blowing
  • 20 Got Leavin' on Her Mind
  • 21 The Long Black Veil
  • 22 Heaven Help My Soul
  • 23 Talk Me Some Sense
  • 24 It Ain't Me Babe
  • 25 All the Good Times Are Past and Gone
  • 26 What Color (Is a Man)
  • 27 A Little Bit Later on Down the Line
  • 28 Salt Lake City
  • 29 (For a While) We Helped Each Other Out
  • 30 When I've Learned
  • 31 Sandy's Crying Again
  • 32 When Am I Ever Gonna Settle Down
  • 33 Don't Do Like I Done Son
  • 34 The Law Is for the Protection of the People
  • 35 If There's Not a Hell (There Ought to Be)
  • 36 The Town That Broke My Heart