Boll Weevil Blues
Traditional - Linda Tillery, Lead Belly, Charlie Patton

First time I seen the boll weevil
He’s sittin’ on the square
Next time I seen him
He had his family there

Boll weevil here
Boll weevil ev’rywhere
They ate up all the cotton and corn
All but that now ground square

Well, the farmer asked the merchant
Uh, for some meat and meal
It ain’t nothing doin’, ol’ man
Boll weevil’s in your field

Hay of ay, boll weevil
Where is your native home?
Way down in the bottom
Among the cotton and corn


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