Love on a Farmboy's Wages

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"Love on a Farmboy's Wages" is a song written by Andy Partridge of the English rock band XTC, released as the third single from their 1983 album Mummer. It peaked at number 50 on the UK Singles Chart. Partridge wrote the song during the aftermath of the cancelled English Settlement tour. It features a key modulation from E to F# before its bridge. Drummer Terry Chambers left the band during rehearsals for the song. The single's cover art is a photograph of Partridge's actual wallet with the title embossed.  


Year:
2002
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High climbs the summer sun 
High stands the corn 
And tonight when my work is done 
We will borrow your father's carriage 
We will drink and prepare for marriage 
Soon my darling, soon my darling 

Shilling for the fellow who brings the sheep in 
Shilling for the fellow who milks the herd 
Shilling for the fellow with a wife for keeping 
How can we feed love on a farmboy's wages? 

Deep under winter snow 
Deep lay the lambs 
And tonight by the full moon's glow 
Flask of wine on my feather bedding 
We will drink and prepare for wedding 
Soon my darling, soon my darling 

Shilling for the fellow who brings the sheep in 
Shilling for the fellow who milks the herd 
Shilling for the fellow with a wife for keeping 
How can we feed love on a farmboy's wages? 

People think that I'm no good 
Painting pictures, carving wood 
Be a rich man if I could 
But the only job I do well is here on the farm 
On the farm 
And it's breaking my back 

We will borrow your father's carriage 
We will drink and prepare for marriage 
Soon my darling, soon my darling 

Shilling for the fellow who brings the sheep in 
Shilling for the fellow who milks the herd 
Shilling for the fellow with a wife for keeping 
How can we feed 
Shilling for the fellow who brings the sheep in 
Shilling for the fellow who milks the herd 
Shilling for the fellow with a wife for keeping 
How can we feed love on a farmboy's
Love on a farmboy's
Love on a farmboy's wages

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XTC was a New Wave band from Swindon, England, active between 1977 and 2005. The band enjoyed some chart success, including the UK and Canadian hits "Making Plans for Nigel" (1979) and "Senses Working Overtime" (1982), but are perhaps even better known for their long-standing critical (rather than commercial) success. more »

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Written by: ANDY PARTRIDGE

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