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Performer: Dolly Parton
From: Michelle Sherman


(D)Well I met an old man, walkin down the street
His (A7)clothes were torn and tattered
With (D)sandals on his feet
And I stopped to help him and lend him a hand
He said (A7)I love you so much but you must understand

(N.C.) Silver and (D)gold, might buy you a home
But things of this (A7)world, they won't last you (D)long
And time has a way of turning us old
And time can't be (A7)bought back with silver and (D)gold

(D)And he said to me let's rest for awhile
For (A7)I have some good news to (D)share with you child
He said you can't change this old world
The people need to know, that a (A7)dear saviour died here
A long long time ago and
Repeat cho:

(D)His eyes shown like diamonds and his smile was Heaven sent
His (A7)hair was long and flowing and his (D)back was slightly bent
And I knew, he knew it, for that day I changed
And as (A7)I watched him walk on, I forgot to get his name
He said

2nd Cho:
(N.C.)Silver and (D)gold, can't buy you a home
When this life has (A7)ended and your time is (D)gone
But you can live in a world, where you'll never grow old
And things can't be (A7)bought there, with silver and (D)gold
And time can't be (A7)bought back, with silver and (D)gold