The Farmer Song

Murray McLauchlan    3/4 Time

A         A6         A            A6
Dusty old farmer out working your field
        A         A6           E     Eadd9
Hanging down over your tractor wheel
    E           Eadd9          E            Eadd9
The sun beatin' down turns the red paint to orange
    E         Eadd9      A     A6
And rusty old patches of steel
        A         A6            A       A6
There's no farmer songs on that car radio
     A              A6          D
Just cowboys, truck drivers and pain
                Bm          A              F#m
Well this is my way to say thanks for the meal
      A                 E          A      A6
And I hope there's no shortage of rain


A              A6        A        A6   
Straw hats and old dirty hankies
A        A6          E     Eadd9
Mopin' a face like a shoe
E              Eadd9         E            Eadd9
Thanks for the meal here's a song that is real
       E            Eadd9   A    A6
From a kid from the city to you

(Repeat chorus)

    A             A6       A           A6
The combines gang up, take most of the bread
       A               A6           E   Eadd9
Things just ain't like they used to be
            E            Eadd9      E       Eadd9
Though your kids are out after the American dream
            E         Eadd9     A   A6
And they're workin in big factories
       A         A6              A          A6
Now If I come on by, when you're out in the sun
      A           A6          D
Can I wave at you just like a friend
                Bm         A         F#m
These days when everyone's taking so much
        A          E        A    A6
There's somebody giving back in

(Repeat chorus)

A     x02220
A6    x02222  
E     022100
Eadd9 022102 (same as E/F#)
D     xx0232
F#m   244222