(The) Old Home Place (A/G)

          I(A/G)   III(C#/B)   IV(D/C)   I(A/G)
It's been ten long years since I left my home
In the hollow where I was born
          I(A/G)    III(C#/B)       IV(D/C)   I(A/G)
Where the cool fall nights make the woodsmoke rise
                   V(E/D)    I(A/G)
And the fox hunter blows his horn

I fell in love with a girl from the town
I thought that she would be true,
And I ran away to Charlottesville,
Worked in a sawmill too

    V(E/D)                     I(A/G)
    What have they done to the old home place
    II(B/A)              V(E/D)
    Why did they tear it down
        I(A/G)    III(C#/B) IV(D/C)     I(A/G)
    And why did I leave my  plow in the field
                   V(E/D)     I(A/G)
    And look for a job in the town

Well, the girl ran off with someone else
The tariff took all my pay
And here I stand where the old home stood
Before they took it away

Well, the geese fly south when the cold wind blows
And here I sit and hang my head
I've lost my love, I've lost my home
Now I wish that I were dead