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Now I'm A Farmer

By The Who

>From Odds & Sods, 1968, 1974

Written by Pete Townshend ©1974 Fabulous Music Ltd.

 

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transcribed by

litgo@aol.com 04-24-1998

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Capo on 3

 

Bb/C x(3)8766

F/C x(3)7565

G7/C x(3)576x

Dm/C x(3)776(5)

C/G 3x5553

G6 355453

 

[intro; pedal C (two guitars on record)]

| Bb/C | F/C | G7/C Dm/C Dm/C | C(no3) |

 

| Bb/C | F/C | G7/C F/C F/C | C |

 

G

I've got a spade and a pick-axe

G C C Csus4 C C Csus4

And a hundred miles square of land to churn about

G G

My old horse is weary but sincerely

C C Csus4 C C Csus4

I believe that he can pull a plough

F F

Well, I've moved into the jungle of the agriculture rumble,

C C

To grow my own food

G

And I'll dig and plough and scrape the weeds

G C F/C F/C F/C C

'til I succeed in seeing cabbage growing through

 

[chorus]

(E F F# G) G (G6) G (G6) C F/C C

Now I'm a farmer, and I'm digging, digging, digging, digging, digging

(E F F# G) G (G6) G . (G6) C F/C C

Now I'm a farmer, and I'm digging, digging, digging, digging, digging

 

Bb/C F/C G7/C Dm/C Dm/C C(no3)

It's alarming how charming it is to be a- farming

[3/4] [4/4]

Bb/C F/C |G7/C G7/C G7/C|C

How calming and balming the effect of the air

 

 

Well, I farmed for a year and grew a crop of corn

That stretched as far as the eye can see

That's a whole lot of cornflakes,

Near enough to feed New York 'til 1973

Cultivation is my station and the nation

Buys my corn from me immediately

And holding sixty thousand bucks, I watch as dumper trucks

Tip New York's corn flakes in the sea

 

[repeat chorus]

Now I'm a farmer, and I'm digging, digging, digging, digging, digging

Now I'm a farmer, and I'm digging, digging, digging, digging, digging

 

It's alarming how charming it is to be a-farming

How calming and balming the effect of the air

 

[break]

C C/G C C/G

 

Now, look here, son

The right thing to say

Isn't necessarily what you want to say

The right thing to do

Isn't necessarily what you want to do

The right thing to grow

Ain't necessarily what you want to grow

Your own happiness

Doesn't necessarily teach you what you want to know

 

Well, I'm suntanned and deep, so's the horse

And my hands are deeply grained

Old horse is a-grazing, it's amazing

Just how lazily he took the strain

Well, my pick and spade are rusty,

Because I'm paid on trust to leave my square of cornfield bare

 

G

It's alarming how charming it is to be a-farming

How calming and balming the effect of the air

 

[second break]

 

When you grow what I grow

 

C C/G C C/G...

 

Tomatoes, potatoes, stew, eggplants, hmm

Potatoes, tomatoes, a ha, gourds...

 

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litgo@aol.com

 

 

 

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