Music Service


by Billy Edd Wheeler
Lyrics by: Billy Edd Wheeler
# Debut Chart
3 Nov '64 Country
50 Jan '65 Hot 100


They passed an ordinance in the town They said we'd have to tear it down That little old shack out back So dear to me Though the Health department said It's day was over and dead It will stand forever in my memory [CHORUS] Don't let 'em tear that Little brown building down Don't let 'em tear that Precious building down Don't let 'em tear that Little brown building down For there's not another like it In the country or the town It was not so long ago that I went tripping through the snow Out to that house behind My old hound dog Where I'd sit me down to rest Like a snowbird on his nest And read the Sears and Roebuck catalog

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I would hum a happy tune Peeping through the quarter moon As my daddy's kin had done before It was in that quiet spot Daily cares could be forgot It gave the same relief To rich and poor [repeat CHORUS] Now it was not a castle fair But I could dream my future there And build my castles to The yellowjacket's drone I could orbit around the sun Fight with General Washington Or be a King upon a golden throne It wasn't fancy built at all It had newspapers on the wall It was air-conditioned In the wintertime It was just a humble hut But it's door was never shut And a man could get inside Without a dime [repeat CHORUS]


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