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Thread #17996   Message #179111
Posted By: Mary G
15-Feb-00 - 09:58 PM
Thread Name: Songs about farm folk
Subject: Lyr Add: LOSING OF THE FARM
Here's my farm song...if you should want it for your farm songbook don't worry about a copyright..

Losing of the Farm...

The rising costs the interest rates our second year of drought
We always said no matter what we'd somehow tough it out
Every year that's passed has brought us deeper into debt
But till the letter came we thought we weren't defeated yet

So soon we'll disassemble the work of all these years
Tomorrow either Fred or I will call the auctioneers
The pens the barns the silos the fancy milking stall
Two hundred fertile acres oh dear God we've lost it all

Maybe Fred will hire out to a farmer not yet broke
But mucking someone else's cows will make that proud man choke
I'll get a job in town the kids are old enough to leave
There's too much work that must be done too little time to grieve

Perhaps it isn't right to get attached to mud and dirt
and no one but his wife can know how much a man can hurt
But tonight a million farmers in a million loving arms
Are seeking consolation for the losing of their farms

Oh you who live in cities and your lives are a success
You haven't any notion how this country's in a mess
The song that I am singing should cause you such alarm
The song we'll all be singing soon is the losing of the farm.

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