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Cornmeal - The Old Crow lyrics

The Old Crow-words and music by Chris Gangi

Well I used to know a spot on the corner lot where grandma used to go
Down by the old sawmill where she’d buy her pills from a man we all called Crow.
She used to spend half her wage just to feel half her age but little did grandma know
That all the kids on the lot with their soda fountain pop,
buying comics from the shop where Little Annie stopped
as Grandma put on a show

Chorus:
Oh me oh my well we’d all watch grandma fly on down by the banks of the Ohio
And I was right as I looked into her eyes and watched as the gold turned to stone

You see, old Crow was a banker, and he banked out ev’ery night
Under the stars for candles, down by the riverside
Well old Crow lost his home just about the time the big top fell
And with it came the life that he’d never thought he’d ride
With Annie by his side waiting for the train to fly
To leave this life behind

Oh me oh my well we’d all watch grandma fly on down by the banks of the Ohio
And I was right as I looked into her eyes and watched as the dust had claimed her soul

The Crow used to say just before he went away, that all of life was just a stage
And the players were the pawns that he never thought he’d own, until the day the bank man came
Now Grandma never thought that her soul could be bought for a ride on the dust bowl train
As we saw her dancing there with the ribbons in her hair
and the look of lost despair coming from her lonely stare
As the Crow flew off through the rain

Oh me oh my well we’d all watch grandma fly on down by the banks of the Ohio
And I was right as I looked into her eyes and watched as the dust had claimed her soul