• Song:

    The Auctioneer

  • Artist:

    Leroy Van Dyke

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