HARRY CHAPIN


Old Folkie Lyrics

He's the man with the banjo and the 12-string guitar
And he's singing us the songs that tell us who we are
When you look in his eyes
You know that somebody's in there

Yeah, he knows where we're going and where we been
And how the fog is gettin' thicker where the future should begin
When you look at his life
You know that he's really been there

Still, what is the name that they're calling that man?
What is the name that they're calling that man?
You know, it's always the Old Folkie
They say he's always bleedin'
But whenever somebody's needing him
He's the one who cares

It's always the Old Folkie
Whenever something's burning
Or a lesson needs some learning
Or a tide that needs some turning
To a better world somewhere
Yeah, the old folkie's there

Yeah, for forty years now he's been pushin' on
Carrying the dream 'cause Woody's long gone
He's the last voice singing that
Bound for glory song

And if you never seen him you might take a look
He's the man who put the meaning in the music book
Yeah, the world may be tired
But Pete's still going strong

Still, what is the name that they're calling that man?
What is the name that they're calling that man?
You know, it's always the Old Folkie
They say he's always bleedin'
But whenever somebody's needing him
He's the one who cares

It's always the Old Folkie
Whenever something's burning
Or a lesson needs some learning
Or a tide that needs some turning
To a better world somewhere
Yeah, the old folkie's there

Still, what is the name that they're calling that man?
What is the name that they're calling that man?
You know, it's always the Old Folkie
They say he's always bleedin'
But whenever somebody's needing him
He's the one who cares

It's always the Old Folkie
Whenever something's burning
Or a lesson needs some learning
Or a tide that needs some turning
To a better world somewhere
Yeah, the old folkie's there
The old folkie's there

Don't you know he is there
He is there

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Songwriter(s): Harry F. Chapin
Publisher(s): Chapin Music
Record Label(s): 1979 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc for the United States and WEA International Inc for the world outside of the United States
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