Brook Benton

The boll weevil song- artist: brook benton as sung on "the satin sound brook benton"- suffolk marketing-smi 2- peak billboard position # 2 in 1961- not to be confused with the fats domino-written "bo weevil" that was charted in 1956 at # 17 by teresa brewer and # # 35 by domino- words and music by brook benton and clyde otistranscriber's note: all words are spoken except those in < > which are sung.let me tell ya a story about a boll weevilnow, 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, hm, 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 thefarmer "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 justlaughed at the farmer 'n' said "we ain't gonna do ya much harm" <we're looking for aho-o-o-o-o,-o-o-o, -o-o-o, o-o-ome"and the boll weevil spotted a lightning bug. he said "hey, i'd like to make a trade withyou. 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 gonnastake 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 ****" <lookin' for ahome, lookin' for a home> (ahh, you have a home all right, you have a home> (a real hothome, ahhhfadetranscribed by robin hoodthese lyrics were transcribed from the specific recording mentioned aboveand do not necessarily correspond with lyrics from other recordings, sheetmusic, songbooks or lyrics printed on album jackets.


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