Young, Neil - This Old Guitar Lyrics

This old guitar ain't mine to keep
Just taking care of it now
It's been around for years and years
Just waiting in its old case
It's been up and down the country roads
It's brought a tear and a smile
It's seen its share of dreams and hopes
And never went out of style
The more I play it, the better it sounds
It cries when I leave it alone
Silently it waits for me
Or someone else I suppose

This old guitar
This old guitar
This old guitar

This old guitar has caught some breaks
But it never searched for gold
It can't be blamed for my mistakes
It only does what it's told
It's been a messenger in times of trouble
In times of hope and fear
When I get drunk and seeing double
It jumps behind the wheel and steers

This old guitar ain't mine to keep
It's mine to play for a while
This old guitar ain't mine to keep
It's only mine for a while

This old guitar
This old guitar
This old guitar
This old guitar
This old guitar
This old guitar
This old guitar

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  1. Alkis Niavis

    You forgot to mention Emmylou Harris...

  2. Ken Roche


  3. john schilling


  4. sveiinnordal

    Terrible. A boring song with the same opening as the great song "Harvest Moon":

  5. Tom McCaffrey

    Simply the best. I could listen to Neil all day, esp. this song & Live at Massey Hall.

  6. lucas bertolotti

    El nudo en la garganta 💔

  7. James Morrison

    Guitars are truly more than just a piece of wood!

  8. Mark Jones

    That's art

  9. James Morrison

    My kids will get mine.

  10. marcos rodrigues

    nao me canso de ouvir neil young maravilhoso som parabens

  11. Lickity Split

    Who better else to play Hank Williams guitar than Neil. Beautiful

    STUDIO BENCIVENGA Marcus Bencivenga

    Lickity Split that guy even has the decency to dress like a southern gent - strangest hippie ever 🤗🤠🥃the lyrics are wisdom

  12. Glen Brown

    thank you
    Beautiful sounds

  13. Mark Symms

    Demi Gods walking the Earth for our own pleasure.

  14. claygirl8

    WHERE ARE ALL THE REAL NEIL YOUNG FANS OUT THERE.????? .......SERIOUSLY!!!!!....Why are there only 88 thumbs up for this video?????? I don't get it. I've seen and watched hundreds of clips, and sound bites, etc....and this one just rails my guts--- inside and out...... LOVE THIS VERSION SO MUCH, and Will Never get sick of It! It's so great to see Neil and Emmy-Lou " Back- in - the- Day" ...!!! I just wish times were simple like this again...

    Ronald Gilchrist

    We're up to 488 now, still very low. Grew up on this guy.

    pan oh pan

    @Ronald Gilchrist back in the days...? it's THREE YEARS ago : )

    stephen chatman

    @Ronald Gilchrist since the 70s he play 2 instruments at a time he awesome , its so lifting when in pain he makes it better its all about vibrations, and frequencies, helps our body heal.


    Emmylou needs to be added to the title and LIVE. I saw another version but only because i was looking for Emmylou.
    And I am a Neil fan from the start.

  15. claygirl8

    Wow!!!! Holy Crap !..... I can't believe that YOU--- " Andyman" replied to my comment!!! It's only been 2 -3 nights since I posted my comment about How much I LOVE this freaking song and video.....and how much it means to me to be able to watch this version here on YOuTube---- Thanks to YOU!!! ....And WHAT DO YA KNOW!!!??.........Here I Am.....3 nights later, and I'm watching and listening to this same Video on " Repeat" to get me through another night,....and see me through another day , that will hopefully turn in to a "Tomorrow".   I just want to say that your words and reply meant SO MUCH to me " Andyman" ....and just wanted to let you know that You have made a difference, and had an impact on a stranger's life!!!! (Mine !!!!) :) <3 Peace, Love, and My wishes of Many, MANY Years- ....of Blissfull, Soul- Fullfilling, Beautiful Music to YOU!!! ( Whether it be Fabulous - older stuff....or Newer "Treasures" either created or discovered by You!) Best of Luck to You My Friend , in all of your endeavors!!! GOD BLESS You Both-- You and Neil Young!!!

  16. claygirl8

    Dear " Andyman" -- ( The person that posted this video):   Just want to tell you that I cannot EVER, EVER ---THANK YoU ENOUGH for posting this video! You Really have NO IDEA how much this video has saved me from the depths of my own hell, and my inner demons. Only discovered YouTube about 6 or 7 years ago,...and I can say that without a doubt......THIS VIDEO is my Absolute All-Time Favorite!!!!!! 
    Have always Loved Neil Young- and consider him to be in my top 2 or 3 artists/musicians........but for whatever reason, I will NEVER get enough of this ! --Especially being able to SEE him singing this with Emmy-Lou Harris !!! He's got that voice and rhythym that just calms me down and makes me glad I'm not dead yet; so that I can rewind and play again, or forward to another of one of my "favorite" albums to hear again! .....And before I know it, I've listened to them all --- started a new " Neil Young Favorites Mix" -- and never pulled the trigger.
    I'll NEVER get sick of this video- and too bad for my stupid ass neighbors that have to listen to this on " Repeat" at 3 am...... They should just calm the fuck down and listen to my Neil Young music!!!
    Thanks again Mr. Andyman ..... You and Neil Young have saved me more times than I can count. GodBless to you both, and I send nothing but love and good energy your way! 💗💗💗💗💗


    Oh, thank you claygirl8! That must be the sweetest thing that anyone has ever said to me. :)
    I just love this song so much too, it´s even my very first song I kind off learned on the guitar.
    I wish you only the happy thoughts, peace and love. :)

  17. Harry M


  18. Harry M

    ..ok wath a gutboub ou bo out thown...cant be that dirty

  19. Harry M

    ok him itreiand//

  20. Julian Ojinaga

    4000 visitas para un grande. EL MUNDO NO MERECE SER VIVIDO.

  21. Robert Bennett

    I love you Neil