The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Vine Covered Shack in the Mountain

Cat. #0974 (MFH #743) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on March 11, 1970

VERSE 1
There's a vine covered shack in th mountain
Bravely fight'n th battle of time
There's a dear one, who's withered lifes sorrow
T'is that silver haired Daddy, of mine

CHORUS
If I could recall all th heartaches
Dear old Daddy, I've caused you to bear
If I could erase, those lines from your face
Bring back th gold to your hair
If God would but grant me th power
Just to turn back th pages of times
I've give all I own, if I could atone
To that siver haired Daddy, of mine

VERSE 2
But I know h'it's too late, dear ole Daddy
To repent all th sorrow an' care
But your Mother is waiting in Heaven
Just to comfort an' soloce us there