The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

Boll Weevil

Boll weevil told the farmer
you'd better treat me right
I'll eat up all your cotton
sleep in your (5) grain bed to- 1 night

Boll weevil told the farmer
you'll need no Ford machine
I'll eat up all your cotton
can't buy no gasoline

I seen a spider
runnin' up and down the wall
He must've been a-goin'
to get his ashes hauled

I don't see no water
but I'm about to drown
I don't see no fire
but I'm a-burnin' down

Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.