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Our Little Lancashire Farm

Posted by CFMBabs , 16 April 2007 · 809 views

I've got on my little green wellies, my gloves, hat and spade
I'm going in the garden to the veggie patch I've made
I've never been greenfingered more like blue to be exact
The colour of my raynauds when it does it's unique act
I've never been a gardener, I should with the land I've got
But I've never had a thrill out of watching cow dung rot
I was born into farming but never took interest
Rather go out with the boys, I liked that the best

It's such a terrible pity I never listened well
My grandad the farmer gave all he could tell
He could grow a plant from nothing but tender loving care
And work the fields till sundown and I was never there
I never cared for tractors -- Ferrari's more my style
My grandad used to mock me with his red faced smile
You'll never drive a sports car until you drive my bess
He was talking about his tractor if you need to guess
It was pre 1940's started like a gun
But once it was going, all day it would run
It's thick white smoke a puffing as it chuffed across the land
And Uncle joe behind it giving grandad a hand

July was time to make the hay, the smell of new mown grass
And all hands to the deck we all mucked in on mass
Grandad on his tractor, Mum my Uncles and me
Getting in the hay bales, filling the barn before tea
Then out the following morning for the bales we didn't get
Those type of distant memories are the kind you don't forget
I'm smiling as I'm digging, my grandad would be so glad
I've finally taken an interest in something I always had
Funny how things come around and now I seem to enjoy
I always thought I shouldn't be a girl, instead a farmers boy

So I'm planting out my peas and beans and my cabbage too
No sign of numb fingers I'm feeling warm right through
I think I'm getting into this and thinking far ahead
I might just get rid of my car and buy a tractor instead
I never got my Ferrari, no sport cars of my dreams
I settled for a family and I grew up, so it seems
With only fading memories one's which did me no harm
Of day's spent in the fields on our little Lancashire farm

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