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Farmerís Blues

Blue Highway

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I once was a farmer, I worked on the land

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Sun up to sun down

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But you live by the plow; You die by the same

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The story, itís often been told

 

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Well, the working was hard, but the living was good

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And your time was you own

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But how can a man make his life on the land

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When the bankers and railroads own it all?

 

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Soon the good life was gone; Summerís drought and winterís toll

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Until we were forced to leave

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Oh, you know the rest; We went down in a year

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And we settled in a dreary factory town

 

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Itís 10 cents an hour; Itís 10 hours a day

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And youíll never be free

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From the doubts and the fears; And your lifeís a living hell

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With my family so far from their home

 

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