OLD GRIMES IS DEAD
(OLD FATHER GRIMES)
Sung by: Mrs. E.P.J. Garrott
Recorded in Batesville, AR, 7/18/52
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Old Grimes is dead, that good old man;
We ne'er shall see him more.
He used to wear a long-tailed coat
All buttoned down before.
His heart was open as the day;
His feelings all were true.
He wore a double-breasted vest;
His pantaloons were blue.
Also found in Randolph, Vol. III, #428, "Old Father Grimes"; Belden, p. 258, "Old Grimes is Dead."