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Henry Clay Work – My Grandfather's Clock lyrics

[Verse 1}
My grandfather's clock was too tall for the shelf
So it stood ninety years on the floor
It was taller by half than the old man himself

But it weighed not a pennyweight more
It was bought on the morn that my grandfather was born
And was always his treasure and pride
But it stopped - short - never to go again
When the old man died
.

[Chorus]
Ninety years without slumbering
Tic tock tic tock
His live seconds numbering
Tic tock tic tock
But it stopped - short - never to go again
When the old man died
.

[Verse 2]
In watching it's pendulum swing to and fro
Many hours he had spent when a boy
And through childhood and manhood, the clock seemed to know
And shared both his grief and his joy
For it struck 24 when he entered at the door
With a blushing and beautiful bride
But it stopped - short - never to go again
When the old man died.

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
My grandfather said that of those he could hire
Not a servant so faithful he'd found
For it kept perfect time and had but one desire
At the close of each day to be wound
And it kept to it's place, not a frown upon it's face
And it's hands never hung by it's side
But it stopped - short - never to run again
When the old man died.

[Chorus]

It rang an alarm in the still of the night,
And alarm that for years had been dumb
And we knew that his spirit was pluming for flight
That his hour of 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 run again
When the old man died.

[Chorus]



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/h/henry_clay_work/my_grandfathers_clock.html

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