"Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Tom T. Hall. It was released in November 1972 The song is a true account of Hall's experience at the 1972 Democratic National Convention, where he had a conversation with an old porter (janitor) at a Miami Beach hotel. The porter appraises his own life by concluding that the only worthwhile things are the three listed in the song's title
Tom T. Hall I Hope It Rains At My Funeral. One of the best songs of all time. Even if it can hardly be called a song. "Ain't no sense in wantin' my life to live over. I'd find different ways to make those mistakes again."