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

Chorus

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)

Chords

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Eadgbe

A x02220

A6 x02222

E 022100

Eadd9 022102 (same as E/F#)

D xx0232

F#m 244222