Johnny Cash - My Grandfather's Clock
Related Johnny Cash Links Johnny Cash My Grandfather's Clock

JOHNNY CASH


My Grandfather's Clock Lyrics

My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf
So it stood ninety years on the floor
It was taller by half than the old man himself
Though it weighed not a pennyweight more

It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born
And was always his treasure and pride
But it stopped, short never to go again
When the old man died

Ninety years without slumbering
His life seconds numbering
It stopped, short never to go again
When the old man died

My grandfather said that of those he could hire
Not a servant so faithful he found
For it wasted no time and had but one desire
At the close of each week to be wound

And it kept in its place, not a frown upon its face
And its hands never hung by its side
But it stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died

It rang and alarmed in the dead of the night
An alarm that for years had been dumb
And we knew that his spirit was pluming for flight
That his hour for departure had come

Still the clock kept the time with a soft and muffled chime
As we silently stood by his side
But it stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died

Ninety years without slumbering
His life seconds numbering
It stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died

Correct these lyrics

these lyrics are submitted by BURKUL

Official lyrics powered by

Rate this song (current rating: 8.33)
12345678910
Meaning to "My Grandfather's Clock" (2 meanings)
Calgarian 08/27/11,00:41
0

I believe this piece was written in the late 1870s. I think the 6th verse should read 'It rang an alarm in the dead of the night'. Don't hear this song any more.
Debi 09/04/10,21:17
0

My grandmother sang this song to me 50 yrs ago.. sweet memories... J Cash must have been young when he wrote it
(*) required
(*) required

Characters count : (*) min. 100 characters required