Old Dogs & Children & Watermelon Wine

artist: Tom T Hall 1972





"OLD DOGS & CHILDREN
& WATERMELON WINE"
by: tom t hall
songwriters: tom t hall
& randy owen

How old do you think I am he said
I said well I didn't know
He said I turned sixty five
bout eleven months ago
I was sittin' in Miami
pourin' blended whiskey down
When this old grey 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 watching 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

[ harmonica ]

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

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