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Roger McGuinn - The Ballad Of The Boll Weevil lyrics

The Boll Weevil is a little black bug come from Mexico they say
All the way from Texas, just a-lookin' for a place to stay
Just a-lookin' for a home, just a-lookin' for a home
Just a-lookin' for a home, just a-lookin' for a home
Just a-lookin' for a home, just a-lookin' for a home

The first time I saw the boll weevil he was sitting in the square
The next time I saw the boll weevil he had his whole family there
Just a-lookin' for a home
Just a-lookin' for a home
Just a-lookin' for a home
Just a-lookin' for a home
Just a-lookin' for a home
Just a-lookin' for a home

The farmer took the boll weevil and put him in the hot hot sand
The boll weevil said "This is mighty hot but I'll stand in it like a man"
This'll be my home
This'll be my home
This'll be my home
This'll be my home
This'll be my home
This'll be my home

The farmer took the boll weevil and put him in a lump of ice
The weevil said to the farmer "Man! This is mighty cool and nice."
This'll be my home
This'll be my home
This'll be my home
This'll be my home
This'll be my home
This'll be my home

The boll weevil said to the farmer "You can ride that Ford machine
But when I get through with your cotton field you won't buy no gasoline
You won't have no home."
You won't have no home
You won't have no home
You won't have no home
You won't have no home
You won't have no home

The merchant got half the cotton the boll weevil got the rest
He didn't leave that farmer's wife but one old cotton dress
And it was full of holes
And it was full of holes
And it was full of holes
And it was full of holes
And it was full of holes
And it was full of holes

The Boll Weevil is a little black bug come from Mexico they say
All the way from Texas just a-lookin' for a place to stay