I once knew the man who farmed this land, He worked himself to an early grave
He grew what he could and he saved all he could save
And now he’s back to the earth where he came from.
He married a girl named Katie, They met in church on a Sunday
They went their own way and they raised four kids and they tried to live as their parents did

Oh what can be said of a man and his wife
When it takes all they’ve got just to keep themselves alive
I once knew the man who farmed this land

Their first child was born in the winter time, But he was small and weak so soon the baby died
But they were strong, so they went on and with the help of each other they raised four strong.
Now the farm which I speak of now is all gone, It’s all been sold to a millionaire’s son
For a golf course and a business park, nothing to be grown
Old Burl he would cry if he could see his farm gone

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