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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label&cat.no. Additional Information
649 Old Man Of The Mountains, The Roy Fox ahb Victor Young Geo.Brown `32 London September 23, 1932 GB-4936-1-2 Dec F-3181 As April 13. Both takes were issued under the same catalogue number.

The Old Man Of The Mountains

The Old Man Of The Mountains

(Victor Young / Geo Brown)

Roy Fox and his Band


With his long white beard and his crooked step
He tramps along with the folks all laugh
With a twinkle in his eye he passes them by
The old man of the mountain

He wears long hair but his feet are bare
They say he's mad as an old march hare
But his cares are none and he owes no one
The old man of the mountain

He talks with the birds when he's lonely
He sleeps with the stars for a tent
And the bees spread a feast when he's hungry
And God charges no rent

He'll live as long as an old oak tree
And laugh at fools like you and me
I often sigh and wish that I were
The old man of the mountain