Farmer’s Lamentby Momus
have I [E] seen this all [B] before?
and [D] never does she [A] wonder
when I [C] wake up on the [G] floor.
[G] Not a drop in [D] thirty days
has [F] landed on my [C] head
[D#] in the fields my [A#] plough just rusts
and [C#] all my work lies [G#] dead
and [A#5] in [A#5/C] the [C#] night I [G#] hear my woman crying
in the fields my crops are slowly dying
just one drop Lord early in the morning
just one tear Lord, this is what I pray
All the time I’ve been here Lord
I’ve done just what you’ve said
You know this prayer is not for me
but three young ones in bed.
All I need’s a little help
and I will do the rest.
This man just needs a day of rain
to put it to the test.
‘cause I can’t go on with my children crying
in the fields my crops have all been dying
just one drop Lord, early in the morning
just one tear Lord this is what I pray
Mary now is lying ill
and all the children lost
and I would give an eye for rain
or two would fit the cost
I die a bit each passing day
one drier than the last
I always knew my time would come
but never thought so fast.
And now I lie here all alone and crying
in the fields my dreams have all been dying
just take me Lord early in the morning
just one tear Lord, this is what I pray.