The Cocky Farmer / Now I'm Easy lyrics and chords
This is a beauty from Eric Bogle who now lives in Australia,but who hales from Scotland, Eric's songs have been recorded by Joan Baez,The Pogues,Mary Black, P.J. Murrihy and Donovan.Now I'm Easy - The Cocky Farmer Mandolin Banjo Tab now included. The video is by myself to teach the chords, which are fairly easy, on guitar
For[D] nearly sixty years I've been a[G] farmer,
Through[D] drought, fire and flood I've lived through [A]plenty,
But this[D] country's dust and[G] mud, has[D] seen my tears and blood,
And its nearly over[A] now, and now i'm[D] easy.
I married a fine young girl when I was twenty,
But she died in giving birth when she was thirty,
No flying doctors then, just a gentle old black gin,
And its nearly over now, and now I'm easy,
She left me with two sons and a daughter,
And a bone dry farm that cries for water,
Though my cares were rough and ready,
And they grew up fine and steady,
And its nearly over now, and now I'm easy.
My daughter married young and went her own way,
My sons lay buried by the Burma railway
In this land I've called my home, though I've carried on alone,
And its nearly over now, and now i'm easy.
City folks these days despise the farmer,
Saying with dole and subsidies we have it easy,
But there's no drought or starving stock on your sured suburban blocks.
And its nearly over now, and now I'm easy
[Repeat first verse]
Alternative chords in the key of G.[ My version is in D]
For[G] nearly sixty years I've been a[C] farmer,
Through[G] drought,fire and flood I've lived through [D]plenty,
But this[G] country's dust and[C] mud,has[G] seen mt tears and blood,
And its nearly over[D] now,and now im[G]