The live of my grandfather clock

Storyline[ edit ] It was in this Piercebridge hotel that the author encountered a remarkable clock that inspired the song.

The live of my grandfather clock

For example, in Czech version, sung by Taxmeni country band, the song continues with an additional, joyful strophe, narrating about further events in grandson's life: a birth of his baby son, and purchase of a new clock at the same day, to keep the family tradition. The Grandfather Clock Song "My grandfather's clock was too tall for the shelf So it stood ninety years on the floor It was taller by half than the old man himself But it weighed not a pennyweight more It was bought on the morn on the day that he was born It was always his treasure and pride But it stopped, short, never to go again When the old man died Ninety years without slumbering. It was taller by half than the old man himself, though it weighed not a pennyweight more Save Grandfather's Clock Red's version of this classic song written by Henry Clay Work in offers a sweet way into gently discussing death with children. In the grandfather's house, the clock was replaced by a wall clock , which the grandson disdains referring to it as "that vain, stuck-up thing on the wall". From Red's Parents' Choice Gold Award-winning "Down the Do Re Mi" CD Themes: Death, life review, passage of time Grandfather's Clock My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf So it stood ninety years on the floor It was taller by half than the old man himself Though it weighed not a penny weight more It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born And was always his treasure and pride But it stopped short, never to go again When the old man died In watching it's pendulum swing to and fro Many hours had he spent as a boy And in childhood and manhood the clock seemed to know And to share in his grief and his joy For it stuck twenty four when he entered at the door With a blooming and beautiful bride But it stopped short, never to go again When the old man died Chorus. One unusual characteristic on the old clock was that it kept very good time. The song, told from a grandchild's point of view, is about his grandfather's clock. Henry came back to America and published the lyrics that sold over a million copies of sheet music about the clock grandfather clock song. He was told the story of the old clock and after seeing the clock for himself, decided to compose a song about the fascinating coincidence that the clock stopped forever the moment its elder owner passed away. Sequel[ edit ] Work published a sequel to the song two years after, and again the grandson acts as the narrator. The new manager of the hotel never attempted to have it repaired. After the grandfather dies, the clock suddenly stops, and never works again. Johnny Cash covered the song on his album Songs of Our Soil.

This song was also used in the game, Five Nights at Freddy's 2made by Scott Cawthonwhich was released on November 10, This was uncommon, since in those days clocks were generally not noted for their accuracy. The Grandfather Clock Song "My grandfather's clock was too tall for the shelf So it stood ninety years on the floor It was taller by half than the old man himself But it weighed not a pennyweight more It was bought on the morn on the day that he was born It was always his treasure and pride But it stopped, short, never to go again When the old man died Ninety years without slumbering.

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Yet the clock seems to eerily know the good and bad events in the grandfather's life — as it rings 24 chimes when the grandfather brings his bride into his house, and near his death it rings an eerie alarm, which the family recognizes to mean that the grandfather is near death and gathers by his bed.

An updated version of the toy which is completely made of plastic and with other activities like a clicking plastic mouse on the side has been manufactured by Fisher-Price since Imitations of the toy made by various companies exist and are sold in various countries worldwide.

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He was told the story of the old clock and after seeing the clock for himself, decided to compose a song about the fascinating coincidence that the clock stopped forever the moment its elder owner passed away.

One day, one of the brothers died and suddenly the old clock started losing time.

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Henry came back to America and published the lyrics that sold over a million copies of sheet music about the clock grandfather clock song. It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born, And was always his treasure and pride; But it stopped short — never to go again — When the old man died. About , an American songwriter named Henry Work happened to be staying at the George Hotel during a trip to England. The George hotel was managed by two bachelor brothers named Jenkins also from England. An updated version of the toy which is completely made of plastic and with other activities like a clicking plastic mouse on the side has been manufactured by Fisher-Price since Evelyn Knight recorded the song for Decca Records. One day, one of the brothers died and suddenly the old clock started losing time. The grandson laments the fate of the no-longer-functioning grandfather clock — it was sold to a junk dealer, who sold its parts for scrap and its case for kindling. For example, in Czech version, sung by Taxmeni country band, the song continues with an additional, joyful strophe, narrating about further events in grandson's life: a birth of his baby son, and purchase of a new clock at the same day, to keep the family tradition. The song, told from a grandchild's point of view, is about his grandfather's clock. Imitations of the toy made by various companies exist and are sold in various countries worldwide. This was uncommon, since in those days clocks were generally not noted for their accuracy. Garrison Keillor and the cast of the radio show A Prairie Home Companion recorded a parody titled "My Grandmother's Cat," telling the story of an old woman who overfed her cat until it was big enough to knock her down and try to eat her. The new manager of the hotel never attempted to have it repaired.

From Red's Parents' Choice Gold Award-winning "Down the Do Re Mi" CD Themes: Death, life review, passage of time Grandfather's Clock My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf So it stood ninety years on the floor It was taller by half than the old man himself Though it weighed not a penny weight more It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born And was always his treasure and pride But it stopped short, never to go again When the old man died In watching it's pendulum swing to and fro Many hours had he spent as a boy And in childhood and manhood the clock seemed to know And to share in his grief and his joy For it stuck twenty four when he entered at the door With a blooming and beautiful bride But it stopped short, never to go again When the old man died Chorus.

The clock is purchased on the morning of the grandfather's birth and works perfectly for 90 years, requiring only that it be wound at the end of each week. However, the sequel never reached the popularity of the original.

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After the grandfather dies, the clock suddenly stops, and never works again.

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