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ROGER'S FARM Copyright 1996 by Dave Saunders
Published by Sgt Joe Music (BMI)
From the Dave Saunders CD "Uncle John's Tree"
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The rooster raised his voice at the break of dawn
To greet the mornin' sun as it rose behind the barn
Through the open window the early-bird sang his song
To the boy from the city who was spendin' some time on the farm

It was a time when a young boy's dreams could still be born
On an old dirt road by a field of wavin' corn
While a cow and a dog and a chicken tagged along
And a man could make a livin' workin' on a family farm

My Cousin Roger used to farm this land
With two strong horses and two strong hands
He'd plow the soil and plant the seeds
Toilin' to meet his family's needs
Countin' on the Lord to guide him all the way
And in the evening when the work was done
He'd go home to his wife and his daughters and his son
And thank the Lord for the blessings of the day

Boys grow up, and men grow old and grey
And what the good Lord gives, sometimes he takes away
Now the cows and the hogs and the chickens all are gone
'Cause a man can't make a livin' workin' on a family farm

The old dirt road is paved, and four lanes wide
The sound through the window is the traffic passin' by
There's houses standin' where the corn once stood so high
And Roger and his horses are plowin' up in the sky

My Cousin Roger used to farm this land
With two strong horses and two strong hands
He'd plow the soil and plant the seeds
Toilin' to meet his family's needs
Countin' on the Lord to guide him all the way
And in the evening when the work was done
He'd go home to his wife and his daughters and his son
And thank the Lord for the blessings of the day

My Cousin Roger used to farm this land

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