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The Farmer is the Man
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When the farmer comes to town
With his wagon broken down,
The farmer is the man who feeds them all.
If you'll only look and see,
I am sure you will agree,
The farmer is the man who feeds them all.
The farmer is the man, the farmer is the man,
Lives on credit till the fall,
Then they take him by the hand,
And they lead him from the land,
And the middleman's the man who gets it all.

When the lawyer hangs around
While the butcher cuts a pound,
The farmer is the man who feeds them all.
And the preacher and the cook
Go a-strolling down the brook,
The farmer is the man who feeds them all.
The farmer is the man, the farmer is the man,
Lives on credit till the fall.
With the interest rate so high,
It's a wonder he don't die;
The banker is the man who gets it all.

When the banker says he's broke,
And the merchant's up in smoke,
The farmer is the man who feeds them all.
It would put them to the test
If the farmer took a rest.
The farmer is the man who feeds them all.
The farmer is the man, the farmer is the man,
Lives on credit till the fall,
His clothes are wearing thin,
His condition is a sin;
He's forgot that he's the man who feeds them all.


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Dorcas:
I like it.
Posted 12/15/2013 06:21 PM
Wilda Morris:
How easy it is to forget! But now, it is agribusiness, sad to say.
Posted 09/19/2013 01:13 PM
KevinArnold:
I particularly enjoyed Pete Seeger's rendition. The line between good lyrics and poetry is a blurry one for me.
Posted 09/19/2013 08:56 AM


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