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Farm Out West

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Farm Out West

Farm Out West

       G               G7
 Oh I had a farm out west
       C              G
 This farm it was the best!

G                     A7                D7
 I had a wall-eyed steer with freckles and brown hair.
           G                   G7
 I had a long-legged Shanghai rooster
         C               G
 With a wart on his left ear
           G                  D7                 G C C
 Now he's died and done gone climbed the golden stair

 Refrain:
         C
 Oh his bill was like a toothpick

G
 And his comb was like an axe

A7                             D7
 He has tombstone that's a sugar hogshead sta-a-ave

G                    G7
 All the hens they've gone on strike,
               C                   G
 They haven't laid since Saturday night
                 G             D7                G C G
 Cause they're weeping on my Shanghai rooster's grave.

No more he'll come home late
About the hour of half-past eight
Singin' "cock-a-doodle-doo" and a "Good-bye, Kate"
No more he'll dodge those red bricks
Thrown at some old tabby cat
Nor flirt with Murphy's pullets at the gate.

Oh no more he'll crow again
Throw his eye at some old hen
He was a masher and his middle name was Da-a-ave
All the hens they've gone on strike,
They haven't laid since Saturday night
Cause they're weeping on my Shanghai rooster's grave.

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