Old Mr. Jones – Stephen Butler

Old Mr. Jones – Stephen Butler

Here’s an upgraded version of Steve Butler’s heart-warming hit song and classic, “Old Mr. Jones”, which he wrote while we were back in Korea and playing in the bands, “Faded” and “Kunyang”.

Here’s the singer Stephen Butler’s Contact info on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/stephen.butler.754703?fref=ts

Great times! Great music! Read the story and lyrics below.

I first went to Korea in 1997.  In 2001 I brought over Evan Wilds. Then Evan brought Brian Wiltse.  Shortly thereafter in Seoul, Evan met Stephen while playing music at a club in Itaewon.

Stephen had come to Korea for a TaeKwonDoe exhibition, but after hearing Stephen sing, Evan said, “Anytime you wanna come back to Korea we can make a band together!”  Steven came back and the rest is history.  The Kunyang Band was formed shortly thereafter.

Old Mr. Jones – Stephen Butler

Old Mr. Jones runs a full service station
With each tank of gas he gives great conversation
Still gets around pretty good to be 74.
He reaches his hand back to dig in his pocket
His eyes start to tear as he pulls out her locket
And I look at him and pretend I’ve never seen it before.

For 55 years he’s been married to Rita
Through all the years he swears nothing is sweeter!
Will you still love me, when I’m as old as Mr. Jones?
When times takes it’s toll and the gift of youth is gone.
When money is short and time times getting tough
Will you still be there for me, will love be enough?

One time a year his kids drive down to see him
The smile on his face as he runs out to greet them
He loves them ol’ grandkids and buys them whatever he can

As they pull away and the dust starts to settle
He’s brought back to earth by the sound of his kettle
He’s wonders if he’ll be around to see them again.

With a smile on his face and his arm around Rita.
Through all the years he swears nothing is sweeter!
Will you still love me, when I’m as old as Mr. Jones?
When times takes it’s toll and the gift of youth is gone.
When money is short and time times getting tough
Will you still be there for me, will love be enough?

Two years have gone by and he went into to wake her.
Looked in the sky and yelled “Why did you take her?”
We were young lovers and had so much more to give
He knelt right down next to the old bedside table
Kissed her and said “I don’t think I’ll be able to live one more minute without you by my side!”
As he takes his last breath he whispers to Rita, “Life next to you, you know nothing was sweeter!”
Will you still love me, when I’m as old as Mr. Jones?
When times takes it’s toll and the gift of youth is gone.
When money is short and time times getting tough
Will you still be there for me, will love be enough?

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