Boll Weevil-Phineas Rockmore

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Boll Weevil-Phineas Rockmore
C position, standard tuning

Have you heard the latest? Latest of our home
Boll weevil done eat all of my cotton, he done started on my corn
Says, "I got me a home, boll weevil's home."

Well, the farmer taken the boll weevil, buried him down in ice
Boll weevil says to the farmer, "I'm a-livin' me a happy life.
This is my home, boll weevil's home."

Then the farmer taken the boll weevil, buried him down in sand
Boll weevil says to the farmer, "I'm gonna stand it like a natch'l man.
This is my home, boll weevil's home."

Then the farmer taken the boll weevil, he stopped him up in a little flask
Boll weevil says to the farmer, "I'm found my home at last.
This is my home, boll weevil's home."

If you want to kill the boll weevil, farmer, let me tell you how
Just th'ow away your cotton sacks and burn up your plow
And you'll have a home, boll weevil's home

Well, the farmer says to the merchant, "What do you think of that?
I found the boll weevil settin' in my Stetson hat,
Makin' that his home, boll weevil home."

Now the first time I seen the boll weevil, he was settin' on a square
And the next time I seen the rascal, he done moved his famiy there
Makin' that his home, boll weevil's home

Well, the farmer says to the wife, "I'm in a terrible distress.
Wintertime's done caught me here and I got one old coat and vest,
And It's full of holes, it's full of holes."

Well the her says to the husband, "I'm in the same distress.
Boll weevil done eat all of the cotton, left me one old cotton dress,
And it's full of holes, it's full of holes."

Now, I ain't gonna tell you no story, I ain't gonna tell you no lie
Farmer, you can't kill the boll weevil, ain't no need to try
He's got him a home, boll weevil's home

Farmer says to the merchant, "I didn't make but one bale.
And before I carry my last bale to town, I'm gwine-a fight you and go to jail,
And make that my home, only home."

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