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Old Grandfather lived till he was ninety years old,
But he died long ago, long ago;
He had many friends, and it never was told
That the good old man had a foe.
His grandchildren all will remember him long,
For a smile always sat on his brow,
As he told a good story or sang a good song;
Methinks I can hear him sing now.
He built many houses while he lived upon the earth;
But never a house did he own,
Except the old cot where he lived so many years,
And the house where [he] now rests his bones.
Oh, well I remember the day that he died,
And they laid him out on his bier;
As we followed to the grave the little children cried,
And the old men wept many a tear.
His body now sleeps in the old churchyard,
And the stone marks the spot where 'twas laid;
And in heaven his soul has found its reward,
And the good all shall meet him again.
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