Farmer Had Him Rats

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A special free download of Farmer Had Him Rats, the first single from Sundry Mayhems.

This digital download includes metadata featuring lyrics and original artwork.

lyrics

Farmer Had Him Rats

Farmer had him rats at night
Made his children an awful fright
Whipped him up a poison recipe
Mixed in peanut butter, hamburgers, and bacon grease
The quickest rat he got there first, started eatin’ up that food
(lay me down, looks like I’m lucky)
The quickest rat he got there first, started eatin’ up that food
(food around the corner for me)
Swifty he done licked his lips said mmm man that was good.
(lay me down, looks like I’m lucky)
Swifty he done licked his lips said mmm man that was good.
(food around the corner for me)

The smartest rat he got there too, and he squirreled off a stash
Crafty he done wiped his face, never again gonna have to eat no trash

Then all the rats came… hundreds of ‘em… thousands of ‘em… millions of ‘em…
All the rats that ever were. Eatin’ up that pile o’ goodies, just for them. Mmmm!

The biggest strongest rat came last, and he pushed the other rats out the way
Ate the rest all by himself, said “I always get my way!”

Farmer had him dead rats in the morning
And he threw that mess away.

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from Sundry Mayhems, released June 1, 2011

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