Brook Benton lyrics : "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 otis
Transcriber's note: all words are spoken except those in
Which are sung.
Let me tell ya a story about a boll weevil
Now 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 the
Farmer "say yep! my whole darn family's here"
The farmer said to the boll weevil "say why do you pick my farm?" the weevil just
Laughed at the farmer 'n' said "we ain't gonna do ya much harm"
Br ho-o-o-o-o-o-o-o -o-o-o o-o-ome"
Brbrand the boll weevil spotted a lightning bug. he said "hey i'd like to make a trade with
Bryou. but ya see if i was a lightning bug i'd search the whole night through"
Brsearchin' for a home i'd have me plenty of home"
Brbrand the boll weevil called the farmer 'n' he said "ya better sell your old machines
Br'cause when i'm through with your cotton heh you can't even buy gasoline." i'm gonna
Brstake me a home gotta have a home
Brbrand the boll weevil said to the farmer said " farmer i'd like to wish you well."
Brfarmer said to the boll weevil "yeah an' i wish that you were in ****"
Lookin' for a
Br home lookin' for a home (ahh you have a home all right you have a home (a real hot
Transcribed by robin hood
Brbrthese lyrics were transcribed from the specific recording mentioned above
Brand do not necessarily correspond with lyrics from other recordings sheet
Brmusic songbooks or lyrics printed on album jackets.