When The Wagon Was New Song Lyrics and Chords

When The Wagon Was New

 

When The Wagon Was New Song Lyrics and Chords by Jim and Jesse

 

When The Wagon Was New
Recorded by Jim and Jesse
Written by Sam McGee
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There’s an old rusty wagon that’s  
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left to rot  
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away
 
It’s one my family rode in  
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back in the good old  
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days
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People all loved their neighbors  
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everybody was so  
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free
 
And  
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riding in a brand new  
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wagon 
 
 
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was something to  
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see
 
I  
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can still see my Daddy sitting on the wagon  
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seat
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Mom in an old sun bonnet she  
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looked so nice and neat
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Children were all in the wagon  
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grandma and Grandpa  
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too
 
Oh we  
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used to go to church on  
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Sunday 
 
 
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when the wagon was  
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new
 
Red wheels were on the wagon and the  
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body it was  
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green
 
We all were as happy as  
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riding in a limou
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sine
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People used to gather round from  
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all the mountain  
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side
 
Take a  
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look at the brand new  
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wagon 
 
 
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and all take a  
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ride
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The automobiles are here now and the  
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wagon days are  
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through
 
The airplanes are a-humming  
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good neighbors are so  
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few
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Everybody’s in a hurry it’s  
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money that takes you  
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through
 
But we  
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didn’t need much  
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money 
 
 
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when the wagon was  
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new
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Oh we  
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used to go to church on  
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Sunday 
 
 
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when the wagon was  
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new

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song When The Wagon Was New?
– The song When The Wagon Was New was sang by Jim and Jesse.

 

Who is Jim and Jesse?
– Jim & Jesse were an American bluegrass music duo composed of brothers Jim McReynolds (February 13, 1927 – December 31, 2002) and Jesse McReynolds (born July 9, 1929). The two were born and raised in Carfax, a community near Coeburn, Virginia. Their grandfather, Charles McReynolds, had led the band “The Bull Mountain Moonshiners” who recorded at the famous Bristol Sessions in 1927.

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