Brook Benton: The Boll Weevil Song | Song-Factsheet


Song «The Boll Weevil Song» von Brook Benton.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1961 (Single), 1961 (Album)
Label: Mercury 71820, Mercury MG 20641
Songwriter Brook Benton & Clyde Otis
Genre: Country - Countrysoul


Die erste Nummer 1 der 1961 neu geschaffenen Easy Listening Charts.

Personen und Querverweise

Brook Benton
Brook Benton
Clyde Otis


Let me tell ya a story about a boll weevil Now, some of you may not know, but a boll weevil is an insect And he's found mostly where cotton grows Now, where he comes from, hmm, nobody really knows But this is the way the story goes The farmer said to the boll weevil "I see you're on the square" Boll weevil said to the farmer "Say yep! My whole darn family's here" (We gotta have a home, gotta have a home) The farmer said to the boll weevil "Say, why do you pick my farm?" The weevil just laughed at the farmer 'n' said "We ain't gonna do ya much harm" ("We're looking for a home") And the boll weevil spotted a lightning bug He said "Hey, I'd like to make a trade with you But, ya see if I was a lightning bug, I'd search the whole night through" ("Searchin' for a home, I'd have me plenty of home") And the boll weevil called the farmer, 'n' he said "Ya better sell your old machines 'Cause when I'm through with your cotton, heh You can't even buy gasoline." (I'm gonna stake me a home, gotta have a home) And the boll weevil said to the farmer, said "Farmer, I'd like to wish you well." Farmer said to the boll weevil, "Yeah, an' I wish that you were in shit" (Lookin' for a home, lookin' for a home) (Ahh, you have a home all right, you have a home) (A real hot home, ahh)