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The Boll Weevil Song
Brook Benton

Let me tell ya a story about a boll weevil
Now, some of you may not know, but a boll weevil is an insect. And he's found
mostly where cotton grows. Now, where he comes from, hm, nobody really knows.
But this is the way the story goes.

The farmer said to the boll weevil "I see you're on the square" Boll weevil said to the
farmer "Say yep! My whole darn family's here"
(We gotta have a home, gotta have a home)

The farmer said to the boll weevil "Say, why do you pick my farm?" The weevil just
laughed at the farmer 'n' said "We ain't gonna do ya much harm"
(We're looking for a ho-o-o-o-o,-o-o-o, -o-o-o, o-o-ome")

And the boll weevil spotted a lightning bug. He said "Hey, I'd like to make a trade with
you. But, ya see if I was a lightning bug, I'd search the whole night through"
(Searchin' for a home, I'd have me plenty of home)

And the boll weevil called the farmer, 'n' he said "Ya better sell your old machines,
'cause when I'm through with your cotton, heh, you can't even buy gasoline."
(I'm gonna stake me a home, gotta have a home)

And the boll weevil said to the farmer, said " Farmer, I'd like to wish you well."
Farmer said to the boll weevil, "Yeah, an' I wish that you were in hell"
(Lookin' for a home, lookin' for a home)
(Ahh, you have a home all right, you have a home. A real hot home, ahhh)


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