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1961 - R&B
Lyrics by: Brook Benton, Clyde Otis
# Debut Chart
2 May '61 Hot 100
2 May '61 R&B
1 Jul '61 Adult Contemp


Let me tell you a story About a boll weevil Some of you may not know but A boll weevil is an insect And he's found mostly Where cotton grows

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But now, where they come from Nobody really knows But this is the way The story goes Farmer said to the boll weevil Said, I see you're on the square And Boll weevil said to the farmer Say yep, my whole darn family's here Gotta have a home Gotta have a home And the farmer said to the boll weevil Why'd you pick my farm Boll weevil just laughed at the farmer Said, we ain't gonna do you much harm But we're looking for a shome The boll weevil Spotted a lightning bug And he said, hey, I'd like To make a trade with you Cause you see If I was a lightning bug I'd search the whole night through Searching for a home, yeah I'd have me plenty of home And the boll weevil called The farmer and said, you better Sell your old machines cause When I'm through with your cotton You cant even buy gasoline Im gonna take me a home Gotta have a home The boll weevil called the farmer Said, farmer, I'd like to wish you well Farmer said to the boll weevil, yeah And I wish that you was in Looking for a home Looking for a home You have a home all right You have a home A real hot home You have a home


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