Me And The Farmer
The Beautiful South & The Housemartins Lyrics


Me and the Farmer get on fine
Through stormy weather and bottles of wine
If I pull my weight he?ll treat me well
But if I?m late he?ll give me hell
And thought it?s all hard work no play
Farmer is a happy crook
Jesus hates him everyday
?cause jesus gave and farmer took

{won?t he let you go? } probably no
{won?t he let you go? } probably no
{why does he treat you so? } I just don?t know
{why does he treat you so? } I just don?t know
Me and the farmer like brother, like sister
Getting on like hand and blister
Me and the farmer

He?s chopped down sheep, planted trees
And helped the countryside to breathe
Ripped up fields, bullied flocks
And worked his workers right around the clock

It may seem strange but he?d admit
Intentions aren?t exactly true
And through God loves his wife a bit
He hates the farmer through and through

{won?t he let you go? } probably no
{won?t he let you go? } probably no
{why does he treat you so? } I just don?t know
{why does he treat you so? } I just don?t know
Me and the farmer like brother, like sister
Getting on like hand and blister
Me and the farmer

All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small
All we?ve got is London zoo
?cause farmer owns them all

Repeat Chorus ? ad lib to fade

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: IAN PETER CULLIMORE, PAUL HEATON

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Comments from YouTube:

Matt W

What a band,criminally underrated, my five year old son is being brought up on a diet of Housemartins!

Grep O'miner

Dad of the year!

greatleapforwards

I wouldn't call the Housemartins underrated, they achieved a fair bit of success.

Sean O'Donnell

A great band for sure, I keep rediscovering them so to speak. Back in the day I was a Mod during the revival and they were one band that crossed over in to our culture. More power pop than Mod perhaps but The Jam were very much the same way. Not to mention the way they dressed was very sharp. 2 great albums and out.

simon Forrester

This was one of my favourite songs growing up . Also the beautiful South were a good band to

Craig Boyd

I Love the Housemartims my brother who is 10yrs older than me got me heavily into them & I thank him for that. One of the most underrated bands ever. Cheers Ian for the fun. Five get over excited 😂

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jose morales

Imagine this: It's the 80s and I'm a kid from Buenos Aires, Argentina ... there is no internet ... there are no cell phones .... and these boys appear on a tv channel !!! They are one of the most unjustly forgotten groups ... or at least they had less success ...
Today I am 45 and there is always a place in the radios of my country for Bow down ... Build or Happy hour
Forever love for Housemartins

Alberto Fabregas

Hola compatriota!! Tengo 23 y housemartins es lo más!! 🇦🇷❤

Terry Moran

Jose I was 53 a few days ago. They were really big in my youth, and then came The Beautiful South. Paul Heaton is such an amazing singer but so underrated. Long may they continue!

Daz Auto

Wow the Housemartins made Argentina. Long live The Falklands!

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