Parton, Dolly - Old Black Kettle Lyrics



Well I remember when I was just little
Mama used to cook on an old black kettle
On an old wood stove she'd had since she was wed
Well the oven door was sprung a little bit
So we propped it up with a forked stick
But that didn't matter cause Mama kept us fed
My mama and daddy must have loved each other
Cause I had eleven sisters and brothers
And the girls worked just as hard as the boys did
There was corn to hoe then we'd go hoe it
We might have been poor but we didn't know it
We'd heard that word but we didn't know what it meant
Oh we used to have such a good life
And the days that I knew then are the happiest I've known
And oh didn't we have such a good time
It's sad to think the old black kettle's gone

Well there was nothing that pleased us any better
Than when we got an occasional letter
From kin folks livin' up north in some big town
We'd think of all the games we'd play
And we just couldn't hardly wait
When our city cousins said they'ze a comin' down
Now Mama's done away with the old black kettle
She used to cook in when I was just little
And the door ain't sprung on her electric range
That little farm and home we had
It ain't there no more and that's too bad
Folks are doin' away with the simple things

And oh we used to have such a good life
And the days that I knew then are the happiest I've known
And oh didn't we have such a good time
It's sad to think the old black kettle's gone

Now, I just mean to say the simple things are gone
The old black kettle's gone





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  1. Simon Ndung'u

    Well I remember when I was just little
    Mama used to cook on an old black kettle
    On an old wood stove she'd had since she was wed
    Well the oven door was sprung a little bit
    So we propped it up with a forked stick
    But that didn't matter cause Mama kept us fed
    My mama and daddy must have loved each other
    Cause I had eleven sisters and brothers
    And the girls worked just as hard as the boys did
    There was corn to hoe then we'd go hoe it
    We might have been poor but we didn't know it
    We'd heard that word but we didn't know what it meant
    Oh we used to have such a good life
    And the days that I knew then are the happiest I've known
    And oh didn't we have such a good time
    It's sad to think the old black kettle's gone
    Well there was nothing that pleased us any better
    Than when we got an occasional letter
    From kin folks livin' up north in some big town
    We'd think of all the games we'd play
    And we just couldn't hardly wait
    When our city cousins said they'ze a comin' down
    Now Mama's done away with the old black kettle
    She used to cook in when I was just little
    And the door ain't sprung on her electric range
    That little farm and home we had
    It ain't there no more and that's too bad
    Folks are doin' away with the simple things
    And oh we used to have such a good life
    And the days that I knew then are the happiest I've known
    And oh didn't we have such a good time
    It's sad to think the old black kettle's gone
    Now, I just mean to say the simple things are gone
    The old black kettle's gone

  2. Eric Detosh

    listening all the way from kenya

  3. THE OLD GODS

    That lp cover looks like a picture of 'ol Stringbean's place...

    Skyes Lps

    It's dollys house

    Puppylov206 Wicklpickle

    It was Dolly's house she lived in When she was a kid she owns it now they filmed a smoky mountain Christmas in the house