Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Brook Benton – Boll Weevil Song lyrics

The Boll Weevil Song

- Artist: Brook Benton as sung on "The Satin Sound Brook Benton"
- Suffolk Marketing-SMI 2
- peak Billboard position # 2 in 1961
- NOT to be confused with the Fats Domino-written "Bo Weevil" that was charted
in 1956 at # 17 by Teresa Brewer and # # 35 by Domino
- Words and Music by Brook Benton and Clyde Otis

Transcriber's note: all words are spoken EXCEPT those in

which are sung.

Let me tell ya a story about a boll weevil
Now, some of you may not know, but a boll weevil is an insect. And he's found
mostly where cotton grows. Now, where he comes from, hm, nobody really knows.
But this is the way the story goes.

The farmer said to the boll weevil "I see you're on the square" Boll weevil said to the
farmer "Say yep! My whole darn family's here"

The farmer said to the boll weevil "Say, why do you pick my farm?" The weevil just
laughed at the farmer 'n' said "We ain't gonna do ya much harm"

BR ho-o-o-o-o,-o-o-o, -o-o-o, o-o-ome"
BRAnd the boll weevil spotted a lightning bug. He said "Hey, I'd like to make a trade with
BRyou. But, ya see if I was a lightning bug, I'd search the whole night through"
SEARCHIN' for a home, I'd have me plenty of home"
BRAnd the boll weevil called the farmer, 'n' he said "Ya better sell your old machines,
BR'cause when I'm through with your cotton, heh, you can't even buy gasoline." I'M gonnaBR
stake me a home, gotta have a home
BRAnd the boll weevil said to the farmer, said " Farmer, I'd like to wish you well."
BRFarmer said to the boll weevil, "Yeah, an' I wish that you were in ****"
LOOKIN' for a
BR home, lookin' for a home (Ahh, you have a home all right, you have a home (A real hot
BRhome, ahhh
BRTranscribed by Robin Hood
BRThese lyrics were transcribed from the specific recording mentioned above
BRand do not necessarily correspond with lyrics from other recordings, sheet
BRmusic, songbooks or lyrics printed on album jackets.

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct


      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.