Brook Benton — The Boll Weevil Song lyrics

The page contains the lyrics of the song "The Boll Weevil Song" by Brook Benton.

Lyrics

Let me tell you a story about a boll weevil
Now, some of you may not know
But, a boll weevil is an insect
And he’s found mostly where cotton grows
Now, where he comes from, nobody really knows
But, this is the way story goes
The farmer said to the boll weevil
«I see you’re on the square»
Boll weevil said to the farmer
«Say yep, my whole darn family’s here
We gotta have a home, gotta have a home»
The farmer said to the boll weevil
«Say, why do you pick my farm?»
The weevil just laughed at the farmer and said
«We ain’t gonna do ya much harm
We’re looking for home»
And the boll weevil spotted a lightning bug
He said «Hey, I’d like to make a trade with you
'Cos, you see if I was a lightning bug
I’d search the whole night through
Searching for home, I’d have me plenty of homes»
And the boll weevil called the farmer, and he said
«You better sell your old machines
'Cause when I’m through with your cotton
You can’t even buy gasoline
I gonna stake me a home, gotta have a home»
And the boll weevil said to the farmer, said
«Farmer, I’d like to wish you well»
Farmer said to the boll weevil
«Yeah, I wish that you were in Lookin' for home, lookin' for a home
Ah, you have a home, all right
You’d have a home, real hot home»