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Oct 30, 2020 - 11:33:11 AM
1194 posts since 9/25/2003

I'm wondering if anyone can help me? I've had these couple of lines of lyrics surface from my deep memory and they've been going around my head for a couple of days. I can half-remember the song and the tune, and trying to remember the rest of if is driving me up the wall. If anyone can tell me what the song is I'd be really grateful. The song must have come out in the 70s sometime and is about a farmer who grows stuff that always fails. But then he becomes the recipient of a government set-aside program and after that life is sweet. I thought it was a Dillards song, but I've looked up their discography and I can't find it, but maybe that's because I can't remember what it's called.

Ok, here's what I remember. There is a chorus that contains the lines
'the crops he grew he couldn't sell, the others wouldn't grow,
the other's wouldn't grow.'

But in the final chorus the lines are changed to
'but now he's making money from the things he doesn't grow,
the things he doesn't grow'.

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

Nov 2, 2020 - 8:10:56 PM

85 posts since 9/25/2011

Rain on the Scarecrow by John Mellencamp?

Chris

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