Watermelon Wine

Tom T. Hall

Intro: HOW OLD DO YOU THINK I AM HE SAID
I SAID WELL I DIDN'T KNOW
HE SAID I TURNED SIXTY FIVE ABOUT ELEVEN MONTHS AGO

 GCAm
1.      I WAS SITTING IN MIAMI POURING BLENDED WHISKEY DOWN
 CGDG
        WHEN THIS OLD GREY BLACK GENTLEMAN WAS CLEANING  UP THE LOUNGE
 GCAm
        THERE WASN'T ANYONE AROUND BUT THIS OLD MAN AND  ME
 DCDG
        THE GUY WHO TENDED BAR WAS WATCHING IRONSIDES ON  TV
 GCAm
        UNINVITED, HE SAT DOWN AND OPENED UP HIS MIND
 CGDG
        ON OLD DOGS AND CHILDREN, AND WATERMELON WINE.

 GCAm
2.      HAVE YOU EVER HAD A DRINK OF WATERMELLON WINE HE ASKED
 AmCDG
        HE TOLD ME ALL ABOUT IT THOUGH I DIDN'T ANSWER  BACK
 GCAm
        AIN'T BUT THREE THINGS IN LIFE THAT'S WORTH A SOLITARY DIME
 CGDG
        THAT'S OLD DOGS AND CHILDREN, AND WATERMELON  WINE.

 GCAm
3.      HE SAID WOMEN THINK ABOUT THEMSELVES WHEN THEIR MENFOLK AIN'T AROUND
 AmCDG
        AND FRIENDS ARE HARD TO FIND WHEN THEY DISCOVER THAT YOUR DOWN
 GCAm
        HE SAID I TRIED IT ALL WHEN I WAS YOUNG AND IN MY  NATURAL PRIME
 AmCGDG
        NOW IT'S OLD DOGS AND CHILDREN AND WATERMELON  WINE.










 GCAm
4.      HE SAID OLD DOGS CARE ABOUT YOU EVEN WHEN YOU MAKE MISTAKES
 AmCDG
        GOD BLESS LITTLE CHILDREN WHILE THEY'RE STILL TOO YOUNG TO HATE
 GCAm
        AS HE MOVED AWAY I GOT MY PEN AND COPIED DOWN  THAT LINE
 AmCGDG
        ON OLD DOGS AND CHILDREN A [ND WATERMELLON WINE.

 GCAm
5.      I HAD TO CATCH A PLANE UP TO ATLANTA THE NEXT DAY
 AmCDG
        AS I LEFT FOR MY ROOM I SAW HIM PICKING UP MY CHANGE
 GCAm
        THAT NIGHT I DREAMED IN PEACEFULL SLEEP OF SHADY SUMMER TIMES
 AmCGDG
        OF OLD DOGS AND CHILDREN AND WATERMELLON WINE.


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stevepelton (report comment to admin):
Intro:

"How old do you think I am ?" He said.
I said ' I don't know."
He said " I turned sixty five about eleven months ago."