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Old Man at the Mill

Same old man livin' at the 7b mill
The 1 mill turns around of its own free (5) will
One 1 hand in the hopper and the other in the (7b) sack
1 Ladies step forward and the 5 gents fall 1 back

Down sat the owl with his head all white
Lonesome day and a lonesome night
Thought I heard some pretty girl say
Court all night and sleep all day

Then said the raven as she flew
If I was a young man I'd have two
If one got saucy and wanted to go
I'd have a new string for my bow

My old man's from Kalamazoo
He don't wear no, "yes, I do,"
First to the left and then to the right
This old mill grinds day and night

Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.