This Ole House

Album: 16 Most Requested Songs (1954)
Charted: 1 1
  • This ole house once knew his children
    This ole house once knew his wife
    This ole house was home and comfort
    As they fought the storms of life
    This old house once rang with laughter
    This old house heard many shouts
    Now he trembles in the darkness
    When the lightnin' walks about

    Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer
    Ain't a-gonna need this house no more
    Ain't got time to fix the shingles
    Ain't got time to fix the floor
    Ain't got time to oil the hinges
    Nor to mend the windowpane
    Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer
    He's a-gettin' ready to meet the saints

    This ole house is a-gettin' shaky
    This ole house is a-gettin' old
    This ole house lets in the rain
    This ole house lets in the cold
    On his knees are a-gettin' chilly
    But he feel no fear or pain
    'Cause he see an angel peekin'
    Through a broken windowpane

    Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer
    Ain't a-gonna need this house no more
    Ain't got time to fix the shingles
    Ain't got time to fix the floor
    Ain't got time to oil the hinges
    Nor to mend the windowpane
    Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer
    He's a-gettin' ready to meet the saints

    This ole house is afraid of thunder
    This ole house is afraid of storms
    This ole house just groans and trembles
    When the night wind flings its arms
    This ole house is gettin' feeble
    This old house is needin' paint
    Just like him it's tuckered out
    But he's a-gettin' ready to meet the saints

    Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer
    Ain't a-gonna need this house no more
    Ain't got time to fix the shingles
    Ain't got time to fix the floor
    Ain't got time to oil the hinges
    Nor to mend the windowpane
    Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer
    He's a-gettin' ready to meet the saints
    ready to meet the saints Writer/s: Stuart Hamblen
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Comments: 3

  • Stephen from Los Angeles, CaThurl Ravenscroft was indeed the voice of Tony The Tiger and a great bass singer on hundreds of recordings in the gospel and pop field. He can also be heard all over Disneyland as various characters. He was a member of the Mellomen and voiced many characters for Disney films. He was not African American however. I had the pleasure of working with him once and he was a true gentleman. He passed away in 2005.
  • Mark from Lancaster, OhIt was Thurl Ravenscroft, who also went on to sing, much later, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch."
  • Mark from Lancaster, OhI do not recall his name, but the bass singer on this recording was an Afro-american voice artist who was, among other things, the voice of Tony the Tiger.
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