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MY GRANDFATHER’S CLOCK

Lyrics for the Children’s Songs

Trad., arranged by Paul.Austin.Kelly
for Walkingoliver.com
Quality Music for Children
 
This Song is featured on the album: The Walking Oliver Sing-Along
 
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MY GRANDFATHER’S CLOCK

My grandfather’s clock was too large for the shelf so it stood ninety years on the floor

It was taller by half than the old man himself though it weighed not a pennyweight more

It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born

And was always his treasure and pride

But it stopped short never to go again when the old man died!

Refrain

Ninety years without slumbering, tick-tock, tick-tock

His life seconds numbering, tick-tock, tick-tock

It stopped short never to go again when the old man died

In watching its pendulum swing to and fro many hours had he spent while a boy

And in childhood and manhood the clock seemed to know and to share both his grief and his joy

For it struck twenty-four when he entered in the door

With a blooming and beautiful bride

But it stopped short never to go again when the old man died

(repeat Refrain)

My grandfather said that of those he could hire not a servant so faithful he found

For it wasted no time and had but one desire at the close of each week to be wound

And it kept on its face not a frown upon its face

And its hand never hung by its side

But it stopped short never to go again when the old man died

(repeat Refrain)

It rang an alarm in the dead of the night–an alarm that for years had been dumb

And we knew that his spirit was pluming his flight–that the hour of departure had come

But the clock kept the time with its soft and muffled chime

As we silently stood by his side

But it stopped short never to go again when the old man died

(repeat Refrain)