Old and Only in the Way

DESCRIPTION: "When you walk along the street, how often do you meet Some poor old man who's getting old and gray?" Poor old men find that their children do not care for him, and rich old men have heirs waiting impatiently. The singer complains about the young
AUTHOR: P. J. Downey and L. T. Billings
EARLIEST DATE: 1880 (copyright)
KEYWORDS: youth age money work
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Rorrer, p. 83, "Old and Only in the Way" (1 text)
DT, OLD&GRAY

Roud #6440
RECORDINGS:
Arkansas Woodchopper [pseud. For Luther Ossenbrink], "Old and Only in the Way" (Gennett 7154/Champion 15943 [as West Virginia Rail Splitter]//Supertone 9639, 1930; Champion 45192 [as West Virginia Rail Splitter], 1935)
Fiddlin' John Carson, "Old and in the Way" (OKeh 40181, 1924) (OKeh 45273, 1928; rec. 1927) (Bluebird B-5959/Montgomery Ward M-4850, 1935)
Byron G. Harlan, "Always In the Way" (CYL: Edison 8501, 1903)
Kentucky Girls, "Old and Only in the Way" (Columbia 15364-D, 1929; rec. 1928)
Oliver Moore [pseud. for Ted Chestnut], "Old and Only in the Way" (Challenge 422, 1928)
Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers, "Old and Only in the Way" (Columbia 15672-D, 1931; rec. 1928; on CPoole03)

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