FARMER'S ALMANAC

Johnny Cash

Well the farmer prayed for a better year

And the crops were good like the Lord did hear

But his barn burned down with winter near

The answer came in white and black in the farmer's almanac

It says if a man could have half his wishes he could double his trouble

A sweet old lady was eighty-four when her kinfolks came for a month or more

Now from overwork she's on the other shore

Much too late was y'all come back and it says in the farmer's almanac

It says visitors and fish smell after three days

Our leader was a silver tongued man he deceived the people of the land

And when he got caught he couldn't stand

It's a little off-beat and a little off-track but it says in the farmer's almanac

It says in rivers and bad government the lightest things flow to the top


Rod said I don't believe in God Rod died and lies beneath the sod

For God did not believe in Rod

Life is a troubled and a weary track but it says in the farmer's almanac

It says feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death

The little boy followed the honeybee and it flew straight to the honey-tree

He got stung but got the honey free

Consolation for the things you lack is in the farmer's almanac

It says God gives us the darkness so we can see the stars

He came home three hours late from work said I had a flat and fell in the dirt

She said and got lipstick on your shirt

Well it turned out like Jill and Jack and it says in the farmer's almanac

It says lies have to be covered up truth can run around naked


He said honey you know I'm true I just look at other women that's all I do

Then she caught him with her best friend Peggy Sue

Sometimes some women will look back and it says in the farmer's almanac

It says there's a lot of difference in window-shoppin' and shop-liftin'

I sat down at a shoeshine stand I had a real slow shoeshine man

I said you don't pop that rag like some of 'em can

He looked at me and then he sat right back it says in the farmer's almanac

It says the trouble with the world today is --

There's too much poppin' and not enough shinin'

 

FARMERS ALMANAC

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