The dial features an open center which offers a view of the inner workings of the movement, applied brass numerals and black serpentine hands.
Storyline[ edit ] It was in this Piercebridge hotel that the author encountered a remarkable clock that inspired the song. The song, told from a grandchild's point of view, is about his grandfather's clock. 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.
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.
After the grandfather dies, the clock suddenly stops, and never works again. Sequel[ edit ] Work published a sequel to the song two years after, and again the grandson acts as the narrator. The grandson laments the fate of the no-longer-functioning grandfather clock — it was sold to a junk dealer, who sold its Grandfather clock for scrap and its case Grandfather clock kindling.
In the grandfather's house, the clock was replaced by a wall clockwhich the grandson disdains referring to it as "that vain, stuck-up thing on the wall". However, the sequel never reached the popularity of the original.
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: Please relocate any relevant information into other sections or articles.
In the United States, a version, without the last stanza of lyrics, was on an extended-play 45 rpm record on the Peter Pan label the other song on that side was The Syncopated Clockand the flip side had The Arkansas Traveler and Red River Valley.
Johnny Cash covered the song on his album Songs of Our Soil.
Evelyn Knight recorded the song for Decca Records. Other versions became popular in other countries; it is well known to many generations in Japanwith a cover by singer Ken Hirai becoming massively popular in A popular clock toy, marketed by Fisher-Price from tohad a dial on it that, when turned, caused the music box mechanism in the toy to play the song along with clock-like ticking and moving hands on the face of the clock.
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.
This song was also used in the game, Five Nights at Freddy's 2made by Scott Cawthonwhich was released on November 10, The chorus of the song plays whenever the player winds up a music box to keep away the evil animatronic characters. 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 pennyweight 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.
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