Arkansas Farmboy

  • The seventh son born to an Arkansas farmer
    And a hard workin' mother of twelve
    Who never could find any time or a dollar
    That she could just spend on herself

    I remember things now, that my daddy once told me
    The old man grew wiser with time
    And a life on the farm, that in a boy's view was awful
    Has changed in these same older eyes

    Oh the weeds have grown high on the farm back in Dixie
    Where cotton and corn used to grow
    And the memories run wild in this Arkansas farmboy
    Who'd give all he owns just to go

    I recall how grandaddy held me and taught me
    The melody to "In The Pines"
    On a five-dollar guitar that led to a fortune
    I'd trade just to go back in time

    Oh the weeds have grown high on the farm back in Dixie
    Where cotton and corn used to grow
    And the memories run wild in this Arkansas farmboy
    Who'd give all he owns just to go
    Oh the weeds have grown high on the farm back in Dixie
    Where cotton and corn used to grow
    And the memories run wild in this Arkansas farmboy
    Who'd give all he owns just to go

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