Old Man Fiddler

Pihasoittajat

(Finland 1975)

The door opens wide - every head turns 'round to stare 
He steps inside with raindrops on his hair 
A grey old man with legs a-limping, he finds himself a chair 
Then he lifts the fiddle and bow with gentle care 

Just like sunlight out of the rain, old man fiddle's come to play again 
And light this night up into flame 
Just his dancing fiddling bow brings to life all sleepy toes 
In this old heart 'til morning glows 

So kiss the blues goodbye 
Let a mountain melody brighten the night and make the good times fly 
Feet are dancing free in ragtime reverie 
Pick up your lazy legs and give it a try 

We sang along into the dawn 'til our cares were just memories 
Danced in time to country tunes 
In some valley he lives free, where his notes ripen on the trees 
Underneath the harvest moon 

So kiss the blues goodbye 
Let a mountain melody brighten the night and make the good times fly 
Feet are dancing free in ragtime reverie 
Pick up your lazy legs and give it a try 

In the gentle falling rain, you could still hear the loving sound 
That filled the night with memories 
And when the skies are turning grey, bring him back here to play again 
He'll waken blossoms on the trees 

So kiss the blues goodbye 
Let a mountain melody brighten the night and make the good times fly 
Feet are dancing free in ragtime reverie 
Pick up your lazy legs and give it a try