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The Auctioneer
 
ID: 352

Square Dance
Recordings
Auctioneer Mountain 37
Auctioneer Rawhide 1086
Auctioneer Grande Dance Ranch 1078
The Auctioneer Blue Star 1825
The Auctioneer Blue Star 1517
The Auctioneer Ocean 41
The Auctioneer Triple Yolker Records 1
Lyrics By

Leroy Van Dyke and Buddy Black 
Composed By 
Recorded By

Gordon Lightfoot 
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Hey well all right sir, open the gate
Let 'em out and walk 'em boys
Here we come with lot number twenty-nine
What are you gonna give for the little fella?

Well there was a boy from Arkansas who wouldn't listen to his ma
When she told him that he should go to school
He'd sneak away in the afternoon and take a walk and pretty soon
You'd find him at the local auction barn
He'd stand and listen carefully until at last he began to see
How the auctioneer could talk so rapidly
He said "oh my, it's do or die, I've got to learn that auction cry
Gonna make my mark and be an auctioneer"

25 dollar 30 now 30 dollar 30 dollar
30 dollar 30 dollar give me a hollar 30 dollar
who will bid it at a 35 dollar bid?
35 dollar 35 35 make it 35 and a 35 make it 35 and a 35
Who will bid it at a 35 dollar bid?

Well the time went by and he did his best and all could see he did not jest
He practiced calling bids both night and day
Til his pappy found him behind the barn just working up an awful storm
As he tried to imitate the auctioneer
His pop said "son we just can't stand to have a mediocre man
Selling things at auction using our good name
Gonna send you off to auction school and then you'll be nobody's fool
And you can take your place among the best"

35 dollar 40 now 40 dollar 40 dollar
40 dollar 40 dollar give me a hollar 40 dollar
Who will bid it at at a 40 dollar bid?
40 dollar 45 45 will you make it 45 give me 45 and a 45
Who will bid it at a 45 dollar bid?

And from that boy that went to school there grew a man who played it cool
He come back home a full fledged auctioneer
And the people would come from miles around
Just to hear him make that rhythmic sound
That filled their hearts with such a happy cheer
And his fame spread out from shore to shore
He'd all that he could do and more
He had to buy a plane to get around
Now he's the best in all the land, let's pause and give that man a hand
For he's the best of all the auctioneers

45 dollar 50 now 50 dollar 50 dollar
50 dollar 50 dollar give me a hollar 50 dollar
Who will bid it at a 50 dollar bill?
50 dollar 55 55 make it 55 and a 55 make it 55 and
Sold that horse for a 50 dollar bill

 

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