This ole barn once knew my horses,
This ole barn once knew my cows.
In this barn I’ve mended harness,
In this barn I’ve fixed my plows.
This ole barn once rang with music,
This ole barn once knew romance.
This ole barn has heard the fiddles
When my neighbors came to dance.
This ole barn has known my lantern
On a frosty winter’s morn,
This ole barn has heard me singin’
As I fed the hogs the corn.
This ole barn may need some fixin’
But its timbers still are strong,
This ole barn will still be standin’
Long after I am gone.
I ain’t gonna need this barn no longer
I’m too old and feeble now,
Can’t plow or mend the fences,
Too darned weak to milk a cow.
Yes, my farmin’ days are over,
Like my overalls…I’m worn,
Seems I hear the angels comin’
Through the fields of yellow corn.