Någon annan lär ha det svårare

Om man tycker att man har det svårt kan man tänka på Hank Williams farbror Bill:

I went to the country just the other day
To see my Uncle Bill and sorta pass the time away
I asked him how he’d been since at last I’d passed his way
He rubbed his chin and here’s what he had to say

My wife’s been sick and the young’ns too
And I’m durn near down with the flu
The cow’s gone dry and the hens won’t lay
But we’re still a livin’ so everything’s okay

The hogs took the cholera and they’ve all done died
The bees got mad and they left the hive
The weevils got the corn and the rain rotted the hay
But we’re still a livin’ so everything’s okay

The porch rotted down that’s more expense
The durned old mule he tore down the fence
The mortage is due and I can’t pay
But we’re still a livin’ so everything’s okay

The cow broke in the field and ate up the beans
The durn rabbits they got the turnip greens
And my ma inlaw just moved in to stay
But we’re still a livin’ so everything’s okay

My land’s so poor so hard and yeller
You have to sit on a sack of fertilizer to raise an umbreller
And it rains out here nearly every day
But we’re still a livin’ so everything’s okay

The well’s gone dry and I have to tote the water
Up from the spring about a mile and a quarter
My helper he quit for the lack of pay
But we’re still a livin’ so everything’s okay

The house it leaks it needs a new top
When it rains it wets everything we got
The chimney fell down just yesterday
But we’re still a livin’ so everything’s okay

The corn meals gone and the meat’s run out
Got nothin’ to kill to put in the smokehouse
The preacher’s comin’ sunday – to spend the day
But – we’re still a-livin’ – so ever’thing’s okay.

The canned stuff’s spoiled – else the jar’s got broke
And all we got left is one old billy goat
We’re gonna have a new baby about the first of may
But – we’re still a-livin’ – so ever’thing’s okay.

My crop it rotted – in the ground
I asked for another loan but the banker turned me down
But – we’re still a-livin’ and we’re prayin’ for better days
So – after all, ever’thing’s in purty good shape.

Hank Williams – Everythings Okay

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  1. Herr Hank är bra för själen.
    Helt plötsligt känns mina tvättbekymmer som i-landsproblem. http://open.spotify.com/track/1q7bReJi6kV4p52Thhi2kh

    Svara

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