Collected by: Douglas Haynie
for Miss MC Parler
Sung by: Charles Mayo
Benton, Arkansas November 26, 1960
Reel 384, Item 5
Now the boll weivel am a little black bug Come from Mexico they say
Come all the way to Texas, looking for a place to stay Just a looking for a home,
Just looking for a home.
Now the first time I seed the boll weivel He was sitting on the square
The next time I seed the boll weivel, He had all his family there Just Looking for a home Just looking for a home.
Now the farmer taken the weival And he throwed him on the ice.
The weivel said tb the farmer, "This sho makes me fill nice."
Gonna be my home,
Gonna be my home.
So the farmaer taken the weival and He throws him in the sand
And the weivel says to the farmer, gonna take this like a man It will be my home,
Gonn be my home.
Now the merchant got half the cotton And the weivels got the rest.
It didn't leave the farmer's wife, but one old cotton dress And it's full of holes,
Plumb full of holes.
Now if anybody should ask ya Jus who it was that made this song.
Then tell urn it was a drak complected man with a pair of bl ue dunkens on He ain't go no home, Naw sir He airn't got no home.
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