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This Ole House

This song is by Rosemary Clooney and appears on the album 16 Most Requested Songs (1991).

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This ole house once knew his children
This ole house once knew his wife
This ole house was home and comfort
As they fought the storms of life

This old house once rang with laughter
This old house heard many shouts
Now he trembles in the darkness
When the lightnin' walks about

(Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer)
(Ain't a-gonna need this house no more)

Ain't got time to fix the shingles
Ain't got time to fix the floor

Ain't got time to oil the hinges
Nor to mend the windowpane
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer
He's a-gettin' ready to meet the saints

This ole house is a-gettin' shaky
This ole house is a-gettin' old
This ole house lets in the rain
This ole house lets in the cold

On his knees are a-gettin' chilly
But he feel no fear nor pain
'Cause he see an angel peekin'
Through a broken windowpane

(Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer)
(Ain't a-gonna need this house no more)

Ain't got time to fix the shingles
Ain't got time to fix the floor

Ain't got time to oil the hinges
Nor to mend the windowpane
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer
He's a-gettin' ready to meet the saints

This ole house is afraid of thunder
This ole house is afraid of storms
This ole house just groans and trembles
When the night wind flings its arms

This ole house is gettin' feeble
This old house is needin' paint
Just like him it's tuckered out
But he's a-gettin' ready to meet the saints

(Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer)
(Ain't a-gonna need this house no more)

Ain't got time to fix the shingles
Ain't got time to fix the floor

Ain't got time to oil the hinges
Nor to mend the windowpane
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer
He's a-gettin' ready to meet the saints

(Ready to meet the saints)

Written by:

Stuart Hamblen

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