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The Cocky Farmer/Now I'm Easy lyrics and chords

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The Cocky Farmer / Now I'm Easy lyrics and chords
This is a beauty from Eric Bogle who now lives in Austrilia,but who hales from Scotland, Eric's songs have been recorded by Joan Baez,The Pogues,Mary Black and Donovan. Sheet music and tin whistle notes below. The video is by myself to teach the chords on guitar.

For[D] nearly sixty years I've been a[G] farmer,
Through[D] drought,fire and flood I've lived through [A]plenty,
But this[D] country's dust and[G] mud,has[D] seen mt tears and blood,
And its nearly over[A] now,and now im[D] easy.
I married a fine young girl when I was twenty,
But she died in giving birty when she was thirty,
No flying doctors then,just a gentle old black gin,
And its nearly over now,and now Im easy,
She left me with two sons and a daughter,
And a bone dry farm that cries for water,
Though my cares were rough and ready,
And they grew up fine and steady,
And its nearly over now,and now Im easy.
My daughter married young and went her own way,
My sons lay burried by the Burmah railway
In this land I've called my home,though I've carried on alone,
And its nearly over now,and now im easy.
City folks these days dispise the farmer,
Saying with dole and supsidies we have it easy,
But theres no drought or starving stock on your sured suburbed blocks.
And its nearly over now,and now Im easy
[Repeat first verse] 


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This song was one of the very first  I learned to play on guitar. It's an Eric Bugle one about the small farmers living in Australia and the hardship they go through to get a living from the land. The reason I choose this one all them years ago is because it's a handy 3 chord job and very easy to play, plus I always like the song.


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