Puchinpappy

Puchinpappy

Posted on 08/27/2014


Photo taken on August 19, 2014


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This is my favorite song from Canadian folksinger Stan Rogers . Many farmers still struggle to maintain the family farm. Rogers has a particular sensitivity to their plight. Sadly he perished many years ago as he returned to a burning jetliner to try to save anyone still inside. His heart was that big and it shows in this song.



www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUM8mXJre1c

Stan Rogers – Field Behind The Plow Lyrics

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

Poor old Kuzyk down the road
The heartache, 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 forty two
You could see it coming on 'cause he worked as hard as you

In an hour, maybe more, you'll be wet clear through
The air is cooler now, pull you hat brim further down
And watch the field behind the plow turn to straight dark rows
Put another season's promise in the ground

And if the harvest's any good
The money just might 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

For the good times come and go, but at least there's rain
So this won't be barren ground when September rolls around
So watch the field behind the plow turn to straight dark rows
Put another season's promise in the ground

Watch the field behind the plow turn to straight dark rows
Put another season's promise in the ground

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Janano -
Janano -
Thanks for posting Down On The Farm
3 years ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
An exceptionally well put together combination for 'Soundtrack to Life'. Love the music. Thank you very much for posting, Puchinpappy.
3 years ago.