George Formby Song-book: I Wish I Was Back On The Farm-1940
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I Wish I Was Back On The Farm-1940
  Regal Zonophone MR3411 MacDougal

Oh I wish I was back on the farm, I wish I was back on the farm.
If you want to learn your lesson just you hear what Im confessin,
Oh I wish I was back on the farm.

Now when I was just a hayseed with a straw stuck in my mouth
I packed my bag and took a train that was headin' for the south.
I wandered through the city streets and everything was new
But all the coppers moved me on and the girls they moved me too.
Now I wish I was back on the farm, I wish I was back on the farm.
Where the bulls don't put it over and the cows stop in the clover,
I wish I was back on the farm.

Now a pretty girl came up to me and she began to chat,
She said she'd give me something nice if I'd go up to her flat,
I said I'd like a cup of tea, she seemed to think it odd
And when I said it's time to go she charged me thirty bob.
Oh I wish I was back on the farm, yes I wish I was down on the farm.
Where there's fun and plenty of it and it isn't done for profit,
Oh I wish I was back on the farm.

Now I went into a nightclub where a lady did a dance,
.She'd nothing on but pigeons and she left the rest to chance,
She didn't seem to feel the cold, the birds knew where to stay,
I clapped my hands and shouted but they wouldn't go away,
Oh I wish she was back on our farm, yes I wish she was back on our farm
She'd have nothing on whatever 'cos our pigeons aren't that clever,
Oh I wish she was back on our farm.
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