"Thank God I'm A Country Boy" as written by and John Martin Sommers....
Well life on the farm is kinda laid back
Ain't much an old country boy like me can't hack
It's early to rise, early in the sack
I thank God I'm a country boy

Well a simple kinda life never did me no harm
A raisin' me a family and workin' on a farm
My days are all filled with an easy country charm
Thank God I'm a country boy

Well I got me a fine wife I got me an ole fiddle
When the sun's comin' up I got cakes on the griddle
Life ain't nothin' but a funny funny riddle
Thank God I'm a country boy

When the work's all done and the sun's settlin' low
I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow
The kids are asleep so I keep it kinda low
I thank God I'm a country boy

I'd play Sally Goodin all day if I could
But the Lord and my wife wouldn't take it very good
So I fiddle when I can, work when I should
Thank God I'm a country boy

Well I got me a fine wife I got me an ole fiddle
When the sun's comin' up I got cakes on the griddle
Life ain't nothin' but a funny funny riddle
Thank God I'm a country boy

Well I wouldn't trade my life for diamonds and jewels
I never was one of them money hungry fools
I'd rather have my fiddle and my farmin' tools
Thank God I'm a country boy

Yeah, city folk drivin' in a black limousine
A lotta sad people thinkin' that's mighty keen
Son, let me tell ya now exactly what I mean
I thank God I'm a country boy

Well I got me a fine wife I got me an ole fiddle
When the sun's comin' up I got cakes on the griddle
Life ain't nothin' but a funny funny riddle
I thank God I'm a country boy, yes Sr.

Well, my fiddle was my daddy's till the day he died
And he took me by the hand and held me close to his side
Said, "live a good life and play the fiddle with pride
And thank God you're a country boy"

Well, my daddy taught me young how to hunt and how to whittle
Taught me how to work and play a tune on the fiddle
Taught me how to love and how to give just a little
And thank God I'm a country boy

Well I got me a fine wife I got me an ole fiddle
When the sun's comin' up I got cakes on the griddle
Life ain't nothin' but a funny funny riddle
Thank God I'm a country boy


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"Thank God I'm a Country Boy" as written by John Martin Sommers

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    General Commentgotta love this song, specially in the son in law! i'm not a boy, lol, but this is still the perfect song for me!
    countrygirl_04on January 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love everything about this song... I love the country and this song tells about the simple joy of livin' there. Thank God I'm a country boy!!!
    MysticDragonon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyea i relate to this song as well, my aunt owns a farm in PA, and i love going there, waking with the morning to hear the roosters crow, man i love it.....
    CoNjOutsidersLsSmon March 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti dont live on a farm but in a big city, LA, but that doesnt stop me from loving this song. I love the live version so much
    poohblueskyon June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, just an absolutely great one. and thank god I'm a country boy!
    xcompon May 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE YOU JOHN DENVER WHY DID YOU HAVE TO GO:(
    jelloeyesstillsuckon June 20, 2007   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThe lyrics are mostly the right words but in the completely wrong order. Here are the real lyrics:

    Well life on the farm is kinda laid back
    Ain't much an old country boy like me can't hack
    It's early to rise, early in the sack
    I thank God I'm a country boy

    Well a simple kinda life never did me no harm
    A-raisin' me a family and workin' on a farm
    My days are all filled with an easy country charm
    Thank God I'm a country boy

    Well I got me a fine wife, I got me ol' fiddle
    When the sun's comin' up I got cakes on the griddle
    And life ain't nothin' but a funny funny riddle
    Thank God I'm a country boy

    When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low
    I pull out the fiddle and I rosin up the bow
    The kids are asleep so I keep it kinda low
    Thank God I'm a country boy

    I'd play ‘Sally Goodin' all day if I could
    But the Lord and my wife wouldn't take it very good
    So I fiddle when I can an' I work when I should
    Thank God I'm a country boy

    Well I got me a fine wife I got me ol' fiddle
    When the sun's comin' up I got cakes on the griddle
    Life ain't nothin' but a funny funny riddle
    Thank God I'm a country boy, woohoo!

    Well I wouldn't trade my life for diamonds or jewels
    I never was one of them money hungry fools
    I'd rather have my fiddle and my farmin' tools
    Thank God I'm a country boy

    Yea, city folk drivin' in a black limousine
    A lotta sad people thinkin' that's a-mighty keen
    Well son, let me tell ya now exactly what I mean
    I thank God I'm a country boy

    Well I got me a fine wife I got me ol' fiddle
    When the sun's comin' up I got cakes on the griddle
    Life ain't nothin' but a funny funny riddle
    Thank God I'm a country boy

    Well, my fiddle was my daddy's, till the day he died
    And he took me by the hand, held me close to his side
    Said, "Live a good life, play my fiddle with pride
    An' thank God you're a country boy"

    Well my daddy taught me young
    How to hunt and how to whittle
    Taught me how to work, to play a tune on the fiddle
    He taught me how to love an' how to give just a little
    An' thank God I'm a country boy

    Well I got me a fine wife I got me ol' fiddle
    When the sun's comin' up I got cakes on the griddle
    Life ain't nothin' but a funny funny riddle
    Woo! Thank God I'm a country boy, yes
    AHKon August 28, 2011   Link

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