RCC Honors History Project

The Farmer

Posted by nrohr on May 4, 2009

Arlo Guthrie – Down On The American Farm

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First you run down to the bank & you get yourself a loan
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For $80,000 cash you can drive that tractor home
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You can drive all night, you can drive all day
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You can drive over anything gettin’ in your way
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And you ain’t got a worry til the pay-back day
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Down on the American Farm

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So you get some stuff & you spread it around
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To keep the bugs & the animals down
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And you spray it on the crops & you pump it on the ground
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But the bugs get bigger & attack the folks in town
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You can spray all day, you can spray all night
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But the bugs get bigger & they ain’t afraid to fight
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You can drive all night, you can drive all day
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You can drive over anything gettin’ in your way
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And you ain’t got a worry til the pay-back day
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Down on the American Farm

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Pretty soon the crops come up & you goes to cut ’em down
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You put some in a pickup truck & you hauls it all to town
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But the more you grow, the more you spend
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The less it’s worth to the market in the end
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You can spray all day, you can spray all night
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But the bugs get bigger & they ain’t afraid to fight
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You can drive all night, you can drive all day
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You can drive over anything gettin’ in your way
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Now it’s driving you crazy cuz you can’t afford to stay
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Down on the American Farm

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