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Ballad Of The Boll Weevil - Lyrics & Chords

 

D7 
Oh, th e boll weevil is a little black bug

Come from Mexico, they say,

Em 
Come all the way from  Texas,
A7 
Just a- lookin' for a place to  stay,
D7 
Just a-lookin' for a  home,
Just a-lookin' for a  home.

Now, the first time I seen the boll weevil,
He was settin' on the square,
The next time I seen the boll weevil,
Had his whole family there,
Just a-lookin' for a home, (twice)

The farmer took the boll weevil,
He put him in the hot sand,
The weevil say, "This is mighty hot,
But I'll stand it like a man,"
This'll be my home, (twice)

Then the farmer took the boll weevil
And put him in a cake of ice,
The weevil say to the farmer,
"This is mighty cool and nice,"
This'll be my home, (twice)

Then the boll weevil say to the doctor,
"You can throw out all them pills,
'Cause when I get through with the farmer,
Cain't pay no doctor bills,"
Won't have no home, (twice)

Well the merchant got half the cotton,
The boll weevil got the rest,
Didn't leave that farmer's wife
But one old cotton dress,
And it's full of holes, (twice)

Well the farmer say to the merchant,
"We ain't made but only one bale;
And before we give you that one
We'll fight and go to jail,"
We'll have a home, (twice)

And if anybody should ask you
Who it was that made this song,
Just tell him it was a poor farmer,
With a pair of blue overalls on,
Ain't got no home, (twice)

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