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  1. A Nickel a Drink

From the recording A Nickel a Drink

Lyrics

A nickel a drink for the water sir
A nickel a drink I’ll sell
A nickel a drink for the water, sir
I drew it from the well.

Now the old man plowed in his field one day
His furrows were long and straight.
As he turned at the far end row
I climbed the fence to wait.
And as the mule drew near to where I stood, I sang my song this way

A nickel a drink for the water sir, a nickel a drink I’ll sell
A nickel a drink for the water sir, I drew it from the well.
The sun is hot, your lips are parched, your tongue is dry as hell
A nickel a drink for the water sir, a nickel a drink I’ll sell.

Well the old man dipped in his pockets deep
His weathered hands dug ‘til they found
The nickel coin to buy his drink
The dipper filled, he drank it down.
Then he turned his mule to the field again, as I sang my song this way.

A nickel a drink for the water sir, a nickel a drink I’ll sell
A nickel a drink for the water sir, I drew it from the well.
The bucket’s full, the dipper’s clean, the water is fresh and cool.
A nickel a drink for the water sir, I drew it from the well…

Now the old man’s gone a long time ago, but I remember him.
When the sun is hot, and the fields are plowed, and the water comes from a well ….

A nickel a drink for the water sir, a nickel a drink I’ll sell
A nickel a drink for the water sir, I drew it from the well.

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