An Old Time Family Bluegrass Band    (1977)

We catch our memories wandering through the past from time to time
As a mountain families' music lives again inside our mind
We dream about Alleghany Hills and West Virginia land
And an old time family blue grass band.

Our God fearing, mom and daddy raised us young'uns on a song
By the banks where Old New River gently sways and rolled along
Where once upon a time there dwelled a close-knit mountain clan
An old time family blue grass band.

You never heard the like of melodies the family played
The guitar kept the rhythm as the fiddle sawed away
We recall a banjo ringing and a singing mandolin
In an old time family blue grass band.

Daddy slapped the upright, mamma strummed the other part
We couldn't read the music we just played it all by heart
Lord, how those songs would float across that fertile mountain land
From the old time family blue grass band.

I see us sitting round the porch on starry summer nights
I remember how the music made my world seem good and bright
When all the folks would raise their happy voices and join in
We're the old time family blue grass band.

You never heard the like of melodies the family played
The guitar kept the rhythm as the fiddle sawed away
We recall a banjo ringing and a singing mandolin
In an old time family blue grass band
Yes an old time family blue grass band.

Lyrics by Mike Huffman.
Recorded by Oak Ridge Boys.


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