The Speckled Peas and Gubers

Cat. #0117 (MFH #578) - As sung by Mrs. Lula Davis, Fayettville, Arkansas on June 14, 1958

VERSE 1
I saw a Texas farmer
As he came back from town
He'd been to sell his cotton
Th price was way low down

VERSE 2
He bought a lot of bacon
Which cost him very high
He ate up all his cotton
Before he laid it by

VERSE 3
His horses they were boney
They were fed on Kansas corn
They always made for dinner
Before they blew th horn

VERSE 4
His pocketbook was flabby
He did'nt have a dime
His garments old and shaggy
He'd bought them all on time

VERSE 5
Them speckled peas and gubers
Barns of feed stuff too
Speckled peas and gubers
We must raise

VERSE 6
His daughter ran to meet him
As he came down th lane
To see what he had brought her
Her run was all in vain

VERSE 7
He swore he'd quit ole cotton
With corn and meat to buy
And kissed a stack of Bibles
Just sixteen inches high

VERSE 8
And when last I saw this farmer
His countance was bold
He had a home and plenty
His pockets full of gold

VERSE 9
Them speckled peas and gubers
And barns of feed stuff too
Speckled peas and gubers
We must raise