Better Times A' Comin' (Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver)
Well, the cow’s gone dry, the hens won't lay, there’s no place I can borrow
I give the landlord all the news and the rent comes due tomorrow
Lots of money in the bank they say that's where they keep it
Not only wouldn't they loan me some they wouldn't let me see it

Chorus:
So pick away on the old banjo, keep that guitar strummin’
Put more water in the soup, there's better times a’ comin’

Well Mary Lou could pull a plow if only I would let her
Twice as strong as any ox, and she don’t smell much better
I didn't kiss that Mary Lou but once, then I had to leave her
Makes my collar get too tight I start to burn with fever

Repeat chorus

The rooster used to chase the hens,
he just kept gettin’ thinner

Til he run hisself to death,
so I brought him in for dinner
Cotton crops are mighty poor,
the weeds are really growin’

I need a woman pretty bad
to help me with the hoein'

Repeat chorus

Well a man come by the other day
a-huntin’ manual labor

I told him I hadn't seen the guy, why don't he ask my neighbor
So come on boys get your gals,
and kick your heels up higher

Don't let no one steal your gal,
just hold her a little tighter
So pick away on the old banjo, keep that guitar strummin’
Put more water in the soup, there's better times a’ comin’

There’s better times a’comin’