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Who's Gonna Farm Your Oil (Roustabout) video
#925: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

Who's gonna farm your oil,
who's gonna build your walls?
Who's gonna be on standby
and be at your beck and call?
Who's gonna do those little things
in another little while?
When the down east crew goes home,
who's gonna farm your oil?

You ride around in style
in your chariots of gold,
While other boys from desperate men
you pay to sell their soul;
Your recruiters beat our bushes
and entice our young to roam,
While you ridicule their speech
and tell them to go home.

Who's gonna farm your oil,
who's gonna build your walls?
Who's gonna be on standby
and be at your beck and call?
Who's gonna do those little things
in another little while?
When the down east crew goes home,
who's gonna farm your oil?

With towers in your backyards,
your cities paint the stars,
Put there on the backs of those
whose hands still bear the scars;
The wealth within your coffers,
which you greedily protect,
From lesser men whom you regard
with servitude respect.

Who's gonna farm your oil,
who's gonna build your walls?
Who's gonna be on standby
and be at your beck and call?
Who's gonna do those little things
in another little while?
When the down east crew goes home,
who's gonna farm your oil?

But fortunes are a turnin',
our boys and girls smell oil,
It's flowin' through our backyards
and makes us want to smile;
So, you cowboys in the tar pits,
take advantage of your fun,
'Cause your time to work is comin'
when the Eastern crew is gone.

Who's gonna farm your oil,
who's gonna build your walls?
Who's gonna be on standby
and be at your beck and call?
Who's gonna do those little things
in another little while?
When the down east crew goes home,
who's gonna farm your oil?

####.... © Robert Starkes ....####
Recorded by Roustabout of LaScie, NL (100% Newfoundlander, trk#3, 2009, Independent, recorded at Sim's Studio in Belleoram, NL).

See more songs by Roustabout.

From Wikipedia:
Down East - Canadians refer to the Maritime provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island) as down east, with down referring to the areas down river from the more western provinces up the St Lawrence River.



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