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OLD, OLD HOUSE. AKA - "There's an Old, Old House." Bluegrass, Song/Waltz (3/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The song was recorded by "The Father of Bluegrass," Bill Monroe [1] (1911-1996), in 1965 for Decca Records. Monroe learned it from it's co-composer, George Jones (Hal Bynum is also credited), one night backstage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and it became a favorite of his. The lyric begins:

There's an old old house that once was a mansion
On a hill overlooking the town
But time has left wreckage where once there was beauty
And soon the old house will tumble down.

Source for notated version: Carthy Sisco [Silberberg].

Printed sources: Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 112.

Recorded sources: Decca 31878, Bill Monroe (1965).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]

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