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    "Ode to the Little Brown Shack Out Back" Lyrics

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    (Billy Ed Wheeler)

    They passed an ordinance in the town they said we'd have to tear it down
    That little old shack out back so dear to me
    Though the health department said its day was over and dead
    It will stand forever in my memory.

    Don't let them tear that little brown building down
    Don't let them tear that precious building down
    Don't let them tear that dear old building down
    There's not another like it in the country or the town.

    It was not so long ago that I went tripping through the snow
    Out to that house behind my old hound dog
    Where I would sit me down to rest like a snowbird on his nest
    And I'd read that Sears and Roebuck catalog.

    Oh, I would hum a happy tune peeping through the quarter moon
    As my daddy's kin had done so much before
    It was in that quiet spot daily cares could be forgot
    And it gave the same relief to rich and poor.

    Don't let them tear that little brown building down
    Don't let them tear that precious building down
    Don't let them tear that dear old building down
    There's not another like it in the country or the town.

    Now it was not a castle fair but I could dream of future there
    Build my castle to the yellow jackets drone
    I could orbit round the sun fight with General Washington
    Or be a king upon a golden throne.

    It wasn't fancy built at all we had newspapers on the wall
    It was air-conditioned in the wintertime
    Oh it was just an humble hut but its door was never shut
    And a man could get inside without a dime.

    Don't let them tear that little brown building down
    Don't let them tear that precious building down
    Don't let them tear that dear old building down
    There's not another like it in the country or the town...

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    (Narrative by Bobby spoken after song:

    (He's hangin' around a saw mill town.)
    I'm from the Saw Mill town myself and nobody ever bought my hometown
    I don't think anybody wanted it after they shut down the saw mill.
    This song was submitted on November 1st, 2005 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Billy Edd Wheeler.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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