Top ten country songs about farming -- ahead of Farm Aid this weekend


4. Joe Diffie - "John Deere Green"

An ode to a girl... and a tractor: Part I.
Notable lyric: "In John Deere green, on a hot summer night, he wrote 'Billy Bob loves Charlene' in letters three foot high. And the whole town said the boy should have used red, but it looked good to Charlene in John Deere green."

3. Jason Aldean - Big Green Tractor

An ode to a girl... and a tractor: Part II.
Notable lyric: "I can take you for a ride on my big green tractor. We can go slow or make it go faster. Down through the woods and out to the pasture. 'Long as I'm with you it really don't matter."

2. Johnnie Lee Wills - "Milk Cow Blues"

This blues song's become a western swing standard, and has since been covered by everyone from Cliff Bruner and the Texas Wanderers, Doc Watson and George Strait to Elvis, Willie and Johnnie Lee Wills, little brother to Bob.
Notable lyric: "If you see my milk cow, please, drive her on home. 'Cause I ain't had no milk and butter since my cow's been gone."

1. Maggie's Farm - Bob Dylan & Co.

Seeing Bob Dylan perform with Willie Nelson and Tom Petty at the inaugural Farm Aid back in 1985? Yeah, that woulda been okay, we guess.
Notable lyric: "No, I aint gonna work on Maggie's farm no more. Well, I wake up in the morning, fold my hands and pray for rain. I got a head full of ideas that are drivin' me insane."



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sumoynona
sumoynona

That this list doesn't contain King Harvest by the Band is a shame. 

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