Murray McLauchlan: The Farmer's Song

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The Farmer's Song

Dusty, old farmer out working your field
Hanging down over your tractor wheel
The sun beating down turning the red paint to orange
And rusty, old patches of steel
There's no farmer song on that car radio
Just cowboys, truck drivers and pain
Well, this is my way to say thanks for the meal
And I hope there's no shortage of rain

CHORUS: Straw hat and old, dirty hankies
Mopping a face like a shoe
Thanks for the meal
Here's a song that is real
From a kid from the city to you

CHORUS: Straw hat and old, dirty hankies
Mopping a face like a shoe
Thanks for the meal
Here's a song that is real
From a kid from the city to you

The combines gang up, take most of the bread
Things just ain't like they used to be
Though your kids are out after the American dream
And they're working in big factories
If I come by, when you're out in the sun
Can I wave at you just like a friend?
These days when everyone's taking so much
There's somebody giving back in

CHORUS: Straw hat and old, dirty hankies
Mopping a face like a shoe
Thanks for the meal
Here's a song that is real
From the kid from the city to you

CHORUS: Straw hats and old, dirty hankies
Mopping a face like a shoe
Thanks for the meal
Here's a song that is real
From the kid from the city to you






songwriter: Murray McLauchlan

performed by: Murray McLauchlan

date released: 1973 by Murray McLauchlan

Singer-songwriter, Murray McLauchlan was born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1948. At the age of five, he emigrated to Canada with his family settling in the Toronto area.

As a teenager, he was an art student at Central Tech before he decided on a musical career. McLauchlan recorded a number of songs, the most successful of which was Juno Award-winning, "The Farmer's Song".

In 1993, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.







The Farmer's Song

Dusty, old farmer out working your field
Hanging down over your tractor wheel
The sun beating down turning the red paint to orange
And rusty, old patches of steel
There's no farmer song on that car radio
Just cowboys, truck drivers and pain
Well, this is my way to say thanks for the meal
And I hope there's no shortage of rain

CHORUS: Straw hat and old, dirty hankies
Mopping a face like a shoe
Thanks for the meal
Here's a song that is real
From a kid from the city to you

CHORUS: Straw hat and old, dirty hankies
Mopping a face like a shoe
Thanks for the meal
Here's a song that is real
From a kid from the city to you

The combines gang up, take most of the bread
Things just ain't like they used to be
Though your kids are out after the American dream
And they're working in big factories
If I come by, when you're out in the sun
Can I wave at you just like a friend?
These days when everyone's taking so much
There's somebody giving back in

CHORUS: Straw hat and old, dirty hankies
Mopping a face like a shoe
Thanks for the meal
Here's a song that is real
From the kid from the city to you

CHORUS: Straw hats and old, dirty hankies
Mopping a face like a shoe
Thanks for the meal
Here's a song that is real
From the kid from the city to you






songwriter: Murray McLauchlan

performed by: Murray McLauchlan

date released: 1973 by Murray McLauchlan

Singer-songwriter, Murray McLauchlan was born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1948. At the age of five, he emigrated to Canada with his family settling in the Toronto area.

As a teenager, he was an art student at Central Tech before he decided on a musical career. McLauchlan recorded a number of songs, the most successful of which was Juno Award-winning, "The Farmer's Song".

In 1993, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.







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Quiz #: 3022
From a boy from the big city of Toronto to the hard-working farmers of Canada.
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
Low Intermediate

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