This is a truly amazing song.
Have fun with it!
Standard Tuning, Capo 2
[Whole Step Up]
The [D] in the intro (and after chorus) is strummed very quickly.
Listen to the song, and you'll figure it out.
Who'll buy my wheat, who'll buy my corn?
To feed my babies when they are born
Seeds and dirt, a prayer for rain that I can use.
I work the land, I watch the sky
I talk to God and wonder why
F#m E A
But it's the only life I know, these farmer's blues.
I see the seasons come and go
Sending rain, fire, and snow.
I'm at the mercy of it all, this life I choose.
Sometimes I hang my head and cry
When that evening train comes by.
I wish it could take me far away
These farmer's blues.
The tractor's old, the fence is down
Put on my suit and go to town.
I ask for a loan and I know well they might refuse
Back at home, still by my side
The one I love, with worried eyes
F#m E A
Waits for me to love away, these farmer's blues.