Ab5 Db5 There was a boy in Arkansas who wouldn't listen to his ma Eb5 Ab5 Eb5 When she told him that he should go to school. Ab5 Db5 He'd sneak away in the afternoon, take a little walk then pretty soon Eb5 Ab5 You'd find him at the local auction barn. Db5 Ab5 Well he'd stand and listen carefully then pretty soon he began to see Bb5 Eb5 How the auctioneer could talk so rapidly. Ab5 Db5 He said, "Oh my, it's do or die I've got to learn that auction cry Eb5 Ab5 Gotta make my mark and be an auctioneer" Ab5 Db5 25 dollar bidder, now 30 dollar, 30 will he give me 30 Eb5 Make it 30, bid it up on a 30 dollar, will he give me 30 Ab5 Eb5 Who will bid it at a 30 dollar bid? Ab5 Db5 30 dollar bidder, now 35, will he give me 35 To make it a 35, a bid at a 35, Eb5 Ab5 Who will bid it at a 35 dollar bid? Ab5 Db5 As time went on he did his best and all could see he didn't jest, Eb5 Ab5 Eb5 He practiced callin' bids both night and day. Ab5 His pappa would find him behind the barn, Db5 Just a workin up an awful storm , Eb5 Ab5 As he tried to imitate the auctioneer. Db5 Ab5 Then his pappa said, "Son we just can't stand to have a mediocre man, Bb5 Eb5 Selling things at auction usin' our good name. Ab5 Db5 I'll send you off to auction school then you'll be nobody's fool Eb5 Ab5 You can take your place among the best" Ab5 Db5 35 dollar bidder, now 40 dollar, 40 will he give me 40 Eb5 Make it 40, bid it up on a 40 dollar, will he give me 40 Ab5 Eb5 Who will bid it at a 40 dollar bid? Ab5 Db5 40 dollar bidder, now 45, will he give me 45 To make it a 45, a bid at a 45, Eb5 Ab5 Who will bid it at a 45 dollar bid? Ab5 So from that boy who went to school, Db5 There grew a man who played it cool, Eb5 Ab5 Eb5 He came back home a full fledged auctioneer. Ab5 And people came from miles around, Db5 Just to hear him make that rhythmic sound, Eb5 Ab5 That filled their hearts with such a happy cheer. Db5 His fame spread out from shore to shore, Ab5 He had all he could do and more, Bb5 Eb5 He had to buy a plane to get around. Ab5 Now he's the tops in all the land, Db5 Let's pause and give that man a hand, Eb5 Ab5 He's the best hillbilly auctioneer. Ab5 Db5 45 dollar bidder, now 50 dollar, 50 will he give me 50 Eb5 Make it 50, bid it up on a 50 dollar, will he give me 50 Ab5 Eb5 Who will bid it at a 50 dollar bid? Ab5 Db5 50 dollar bidder, now 55, will he give me 55 To make it a 55, a bid at a 55, Eb5 Ab5 I sold that hog for a 50 dollar bid.