Brook Benton The Boll Weevil Song Lyrics

Written by: Brook Benton, Clyde Otis
# Debut Chart
2 May '61 Hot 100
2 May '61 R&B
1 Jul '61 Adult Contemp

Let me tell you a story
About a boll weevil
Some of you may not know but
A boll weevil is an insect
And he's found mostly
Where cotton grows

But now, where they come from
Nobody really knows
But this is the way
The story goes

Farmer said to the boll weevil
Said, I see you're on the square
And Boll weevil said to the farmer
Say yep, my whole darn family's here

Gotta have a home
Gotta have a home

And the farmer said to the boll weevil
Why'd you pick my farm
Boll weevil just laughed at the farmer
Said, we ain't gonna do you much harm
But we're looking for a shome

The boll weevil
Spotted a lightning bug
And he said, hey, I'd like
To make a trade with you

Cause you see
If I was a lightning bug
I'd search the whole night through
Searching for a home, yeah
I'd have me plenty of home

And the boll weevil called
The farmer and said, you better
Sell your old machines cause
When I'm through with your cotton
You cant even buy gasoline

Im gonna take me a home
Gotta have a home

The boll weevil called the farmer
Said, farmer, I'd like to wish you well
Farmer said to the boll weevil, yeah
And I wish that you was in

Looking for a home
Looking for a home
You have a home all right
You have a home

A real hot home
You have a home

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