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Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road

My family has farmed this land
For damn near a hundred years
We made these rocky fields fertile
With lots of blood, sweat and tears

Now you tell me we have to leave
Because the bank foreclosed our loan
That some paper gives you the right
To take the only thing we own

Chorus:
The school books say cotton was king
But we both know that is a joke
The only king there’s ever been
Is the one that grows on Tobacco Road

We always planted tobacco
Cause the government told us to
Now they pulled all the subsidies
And filed a bunch of lawsuits

Now we have these tobacco wars
Fought by some lawyers on TV
They aren’t hurting R.J. Reynolds
But they’re killing farmers like me

Chorus:
The school books say cotton was king
But we both know that is a joke
The only king there’s ever been
Is the one that grows on Tobacco Road

Copyright Kent Newsome and Bob Clay
All Rights Reserved

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  • Kent Newsome

  • About

    Kent Newsome (BMI) is a recorded songwriter who has been writing songs for over thirty years. He writes traditional country, alt. country, rock and blues. He has written songs on commercial recordings throughout the United States and Europe.

    If you're looking for songs for your next recording project, please browse our large selection of online, fully produced demos. We have a hit song for your next record.

    This is Kent's music publishing and song demos site. Check out Newsome.Org, his popular tech, music and life blog here.

  • History

    Err Bear Music, Inc. (BMI) (in this case Err rhymes with her) is a publishing company Kent Newsome formed in 1977, when his first song was recorded. Err Bear Music continues to administer the majority of Kent's catalog. If you're looking for some great songs for your next recording project, listen you our full length online demos via the Song Index pages above, or request a demo MP3. We'll send you some great songs for your next record.

    All songs Copyright by the writer or writers set forth thereon.

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