“Old and Only in the Way”


"When you walk along the street, how often do you meet Some poor old man who's getting old and gray?" Poor old men find that their children do not care for him, and rich old men have heirs waiting impatiently. The singer complains about the young


  • Arkansas Woodchopper [pseud. for Luther Ossenbrink], "Old and Only in the Way" (Supertone 9639, 1930)
  • Fiddlin' John Carson, "Old and Only in the Way" (OKeh 40181, 1924) (OKeh 45273, 928; rec. 1927) (Bluebird B-5959, 1935)
  • Byron G. Harlan, "Always In the Way" (CYL: Edison 8501, 1903)
  • Kentucky Girls, "Old and Only in the Way" (Columbia 15364-D, 1929; rec. 1928)
  • Oliver Moore [pseud. for Ted Chestnut], "Old and Only in the Way" (Challenge 422, 1928)
  • Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers, "Old and Only in the Way" (Columbia 15672-D, 1931; rec. 1928; on CPoole03)


  1. Rorrer, p. 83, "Old and Only in the Way" (1 text)
  3. Roud #6440
  4. BI, DToldgra


Author: P. J. Downey and L. T. Billings
Earliest date: 1880 (copyright)
Keywords: youth age money work
Found in: US