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Forty Acres Song Lyrics and Chords

 

Forty Acres Song Lyrics and Chords by Boxcar Willie

 

Forty Acres
Recorded by Boxcar Willie
Written by Earl Green
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He was headin' into Beantown in a  
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big long diesel truck
 
It was  
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his first trip to Boston he was  
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having all bad luck
 
He was going the wrong direction down a  
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one-way street in town
 
And  
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this is what he said when the police chased him  
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down
 
Give me forty acres and I'll  
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turn this rig around
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Give me forty acres it's the  
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easiest way I've found
 
Some guys can turn it on a dime or  
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turn it right downtown
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But I need forty acres to turn this rig  
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around
 
When he finally found where to unload  
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he had a dreadful shock
 
His  
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trailer pointed toward the road and his  
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cab right to the dock
 
And as he looked around him through the  
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tears he made this sound
 
Well  
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give me forty acres and I'll turn this rig  
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around
Repeat #2
 
When he finally got unloaded he was  
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glad to leave the town
 
He was  
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very very happy goin'  
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back to Alabam'
 
When up ahead he saw a sign that  
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said you're northward bound
 
He said  
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give me forty acres and I'll turn this rig  
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around
Repeat #2
 
He was driving down the right lane when  
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ahead he saw a sign
 
He  
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had to make a left turn but  
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could not get in line
 
Now the tears came streaming down his cheeks and  
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everybody heard him yell
 
Give me  
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forty sticks of dynamite and I'll  
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blow this thing to ...
Repeat #2
 
Yeah give me forty acres and I'll  
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turn this rig around
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Give me forty acres it's the  
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easiest way I've found
 
Now if you can turn it on a dime or  
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turn it way downtown
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But I need forty acres to turn this rig  
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around
 
Yeah it takes me forty acres to  
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turn this thing around
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Better make that fifty acres
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Well maybe I can turn when I get to  
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Kansas 
 
 
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better make that Texas
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Heck with it I'll back all the way to Birmingham
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Cleveland 
 
 
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how'd I get to  
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Cleveland

 

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Who sang the the song Forty Acres?
- The song Forty Acres was sang by Boxcar Willie.

 

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