Tom T. Hall: (Old Dogs, Children And) Watermelon Wine | Song-Factsheet


Song «(Old Dogs, Children And) Watermelon Wine» von Tom T. Hall.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1972 09 (Album), 1972 11 09 (Single), 1972 07 12 (Rec.)
Label: Mercury 73346, Mercury SR 61368
Songwriter Tom T. Hall
Produktion: Jerry Kennedy
Genre: Country - Countrypop - Nashvillesound


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Tom T. Hall
Tom T. Hall
Jerry Kennedy


[Verse:] "How old do you think I am?" he said I said, Well, I didn't know He said, "I turned 65 about 11 months ago" I was sittin' in Miami pourin' blended whiskey down When this old gray black gentleman was cleanin' up the lounge There wasn't anyone around 'cept this old man and me The guy who ran the bar was watchin' 'Ironsides' on TV Uninvited, he sat down and opened up his mind On old dogs and children and watermelon wine "Ever had a drink of watermelon wine?" he asked He told me all about it, though I didn't answer back "Ain't but three things in this world that's worth a solitary dime But old dogs and children and watermelon wine" He said, "Women think about theyselves, when menfolk ain't around And friends are hard to find when they discover that you're down" He said, "I tried it all when I was young and in my natural prime Now it's old dogs and children and watermelon wine" Old dogs care about you even when you make mistakes God bless little children while they're still too young to hate When he moved away I found my pen and copied down that line 'Bout old dogs and children and watermelon wine I had to catch a plane up to Atlanta that next day As I left for my room I saw him pickin' up my change That night I dreamed in peaceful sleep of shady summertime Of old dogs and children and watermelon wine