In 1992

In 1992

Words and music by Arthur Fields and Fred Hall, 1931.


Now I just read a story
And if that story’s true
Here are the things that are gonna happen
In nineteen-ninety-two

If you all want to travel
That won’t be hard to do
We’ll get to Spain in an hour and a half
In nineteen-ninety-two

You’ll start to go a-fishin’
With just a worm or two
The fish will jump right in your boat
And tell you, “howdy do”

But you bet your bottom dollar
If what I say is true
We’ll still be cryin’ for farm relief
In nineteen-ninety-two

In nineteen-ninety-two
In nineteen-ninety-two
What a funny old world this world will be
In nineteen-ninety-two

All-de-yodel-ay-ee hee-ee-ee-hee
All-de-o-lay-ee-hee-hee
Yodelay-ee-hee deyodelay-ee-hee
Deyodelay-ee-hee-hee-hay-hee

And when we want our dinner
A steak or barbecue
We’ll eat a red or a little green pill
And say, “well now I’m through”

We’ll still have people tell us
What we ought not to do
But we’ll still be makin’ homebrew
In nineteen-ninety-two

So the rooster will crow louder
Each morn at half-past-four
The hens will lay a two pound egg
And maybe three or more

The cows will give ten gallons a day
But what good will that do?
They’ll still be waterin’ all the milk
In nineteen-ninety-two

In nineteen-ninety-two
In nineteen-ninety-two
What a funny old world this world will be
In nineteen-ninety-two

All-de-o-lay-hee hee-ee-ee-hee
All-de-o-ley-ee-hee-hee
Yodelay-ee-hee deyodelay-ee-hee
Deyodelay-hee

All the corn will grow much higher
The wheat and cotton too
We’ll never have to puch a plow
In nineteen-ninety-two

We’ll plant the corn and cotton
That’s what we’ll have to do
But the crows will still have an appe-tite
In nineteen-ninety-two

Your mule won’t be so stubborn
And won’t be half so slow
He’ll turn around and look at you
And say, “come on now, let’s go”

But the mule I’ve got down on the farm
Sticks there as fast as glue
And I know he’ll still be standin’ there
In nineteen-ninety-two

In nineteen-ninety-two
In nineteen-ninety-two
What a funny old world this world will be
In nineteen-ninety-two


Transcribed from Champion S-16443, as sung by Bill Cox, recorded August 17, 1931.

Guitar self-accompaniment in the key of C.