Hi, Ezio - I hope you don't mind if I submit a few corrections. This one isn't at the Stan Rogers Web site or in the database, but I neglected to do a forum search. It's by the late Canadian folk singer Stan Rogers, who died in the early 1980's.
THE FIELD BEHIND THE PLOW
by Stan Rogers
©1981, Fogarty's Cove Music
Watch the field behind the plow turn to straight dark rows
Feel the trickle in your clothes, blow the dust cake from your nose
Hear the tractor's steady roar, oh you can't stop now
There's a quarter section more or less to go
And it figures that the rain keeps its own sweet time
You can watch it come for miles, but you guess you've got a while
So ease the throttle out a hair, every rod's a gain
And there's victory in every quarter mile(bridge #1)In an hour, maybe more, you'll be wet clear through.
Poor old Kuzyk down the road
The heart-ache, hail and hoppers brought him down.
He gave it up and went to town
And Emmett Pierce, the other day
Took a heart attack and died at 42
You could see it coming on 'cause he worked as hard as you
The air is cooler now, pull your hat-brim further down.
And watch the field behind the plow turn to straight dark rows
Put another season's promise in the ground(bridge #2)For the good times come and go, but at least there's rain
And if the harvest's any good
The money might just cover all the loans
You've mortgaged all you own
Buy the kids a winter coat,
Take the wife back east for Christmas if you can
All summer she hangs on, when you're so tied to the land.
So this won't be barren ground when September rolls around
So watch the field behind the plow turn to straight dark rows
And put another season's promise in the ground
Well, NOW I looked. Yeah, the song was already posted in the Forum, by some guy named Joe Offer, in February, 1997. Well, this time, it's formatted.
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