Don Harris and Terry Dewey - FARMER JOHN

First performance: 11/03/1977


Coverinfo

1977-03-11 - GYMNASIUM, SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE, LATROBE, PA

Bruce played a brief and unique snippet of " farmer John" during "Twist and Shout" . 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Farmer John" is a song written by Don "Sugarcane" Harris and Dewey Terry, and first recorded by the two as the American R&B duo Don and Dewey, in 1959. Although the original version of the composition did not receive much attention, it was reinvigorated by the garage rock band the Premiers, whose raving cover version was released in 1964. The song's raw and partying atmosphere was immensely popular.
 
 

Other cover versions

 

Bruce on the artist

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Lyrics

Mmm, farmer John
I'm in love with you daughter
Wow-wow-wow
With a champagne eyes
Yeah, she knows that I love her
Yeah, but she tell me lies

I like the way she walks
The way she talks
She really knocks me out
Causin' me to shout, oh-wow

Now look here!

Mmm, farmer John
I'm in love with you daughter
Wow-wow-wow
With a champagne eyes
Yeah, she knows that I love her
Yeah, but she tell me lies

Oh-yeah, a-ha-ha
Oh-yeah, a-ha-ha
Oh-yeah, a-ha-ha
Oh-yeah, a-ha-ha
Oh-yeah, a-ha-ha
Oh-yeah

I like the way she walks
The way she talks
She really knocks me out
Causin' me to shout, oh-wow

Now look here!

Mmm, farmer John
I'm in love with you daughter
Wow-wow-wow
With a champagne eyes
Yeah, she knows that I love her
Yeah, but she tell me lies