Little Old Lady

Lyrics: Richard Wilbur
Music: Richard Wilbur

When we lived on the mountain, it was hard to get around
You had to walk on down the road, but it went round and round
Grandma had a better way than that to get around
She'd jump right on the mail chute and slide right into town

Chorus

Yeah, she slid down the mountain on her little old lady-ooo
Little old lady-ooo
Little old lady-ooo
Yeah, she slid down the mountain on her little old lady-ooo
Little lay-ee, little old lady-ooo

Now grandma, she liked moonshine, but she never had a still
That was Charlie Parker's, and he lived down the hill
Now grandma, she liked moonshine, about a pint a day
So she had to Charlie's and there weren't no quicker way

[chorus]

Now grandma's getting old now, she's getting old and grey
But if you want to go to town, she'll tell you the way
Now if you want to get there, and you want to get there fast
Just go down to the mail chute and sit down on your ...

[chorus]
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     1975 Oh, What A Might Time
     1975 Live On Stage
     31 Dec 1977 Winterland, San Francisco