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Thread #17996   Message #179222
Posted By: GUEST,Frank of Toledo
16-Feb-00 - 12:45 AM
Thread Name: Songs about farm folk
Subject: Lyr Add: TWO FOR A DOLLAR^^
This is taken from a Bobby Bare RCA Victor LP called Hard Time Hungries

Last morning I shut off the alarm -
Drove out in the valley to old Dan Cook's farm.
Sign on the fence post put up with one nail
Said ten a.m. sharp there's a big public sale.
At least 40 people were out in the yard.
They were lookin' for bargains, lookin' real hard.
To buy up the pieces and find out the worth
Of 60 years livin' so close to the earth.

(Chorus:)
Who'll give me 5? I got five. Who'll give me 10?
I'll call out the numbers and you just say when.
For a lifetime of memories, some happy, some sad.
Two for a dollar, the price sure ain't bad.

How much for the carriage rotting out in the shed?
The one they drove on the night they were wed.
Five bucks for the brass bed, just a little bit worn.
Not much for the place where the five kids were born.
That old parlor piano still sounded all right.
Just as good as it did, every Saturday night.
And that old round oak table where dinner was made
Brought almost as much as the Tiffany shade.

Repeat the chorus. Around 1972, written by Bobby Gosh.

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