I was sittin' in Miami, pouring blended whiskey
When this old gray, black gentleman was cleaning up the
"How old do you think I am," he said?
I said, well, I
He said, "I turned 85 about 11 months ago."
There wasn't anyone around, except this old man and
The guy who ran the bar was watching his TV.
sat down and opened up his mind
On old dogs and children and
"Ever had a drink of watermelon wine," he asked.
told me all about it, though I didn't answer back.
three things in this world that's worth a solitary dime,
dogs and children and watermelon wine."
He said, "Women think about themselves, when men-folk
And friends are hard to find when they discover
that you're down."
He said, "I tried it all when I was young and
in my natural prime,
Now it's old dogs and children and
"Old dogs care about you even when you make
God bless little children while they're still to young
When he moved away I found my pen and copied down that
About old dogs and children and watermelon wine.
I had to catch a plane up to Atlanta that next
As I left for my room I saw him picking up my
That night I dreamed in peaceful sleep of shady
Of old dogs and children and watermelon