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Grandpa Was A Carpenter - John Prine & The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band



John Prine sings his classic "Grandpa Was A Carpenter" with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and others. From "Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 2".

Grandpa wore his suit to dinner nearly everyday
No particular reason, he just dressed that way
A brown necktie and a matching vest
And both his wing-tip shoes
He built a closet on our back porch
And put a penny in a burned out fuse

(Chorus)
Grandpa was a carpenter
He built houses, stores, and banks
Chain smoked Camel cigarettes
And hammered nails in planks
He was level on the level
He shaved even every door
And voted for Eisenhower
'Cause Lincoln won the war

Well he used to sing me blood on the saddle
And rock me on his knee
And let me listen to the radio
Before we got TV


Well he'd drive to church on Sunday
And take me with him too
Stained glass in every window
Hearing aids in every pew

(Chorus)

Well my Grandma was a teacher
She went to school in Bowling Green
And traded in her milkin' cow
For a Singer Sewin' Machine
Well she called her husband Mister
And she walked real tall in pride
She used to buy me comic books
After Grandpa died


Added: Oct-31-2011 Occurred On: Oct-31-2011
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