Sandra Palmer

Earl's Farm
Earl's Farm

In '44 he was fighting the war
Eighteen, big and strong
He counted the days `til he could be home
And the days were always too long

His grandpa told him that he'd be all right
And that he would come to no harm
And when he came home, grandpa's land would
Be his
It would be Earl's farm

Hell on Wheels kept rolling for Berlin
The fight was desperate and mean
Pinned down in the forest
Earl closed his eyes
And saw peaceful fields of green


The fight was finally over
Earl came back home
His parents gave him the news
Grandpa had died 3 months ago
The farm was sold
When the taxes came due


Now he stands in his garden
Every once in a while
And wonders what might have been
It's not that he's bitter or even sad
But he can hear grandpa's promise again
Short Song Description:
A South Dakota guy comes home from WWII to find out that the farm promised to him by his grandfather was sold by the rest of the family after the grandfather's death.
Long Song Description:
A guy comes home from WWII and finds out that the farm that his grandfather promised would be his has been sold by family members after the grandfather died.
Story Behind the Song:
This happened to my dad. He worked every summer on his grandpa's farm in SD, and his grandfather promised to give him the farm when he grew up. My dad went to WWII and survived, only to come home and find that his grandfather died and never had a will s
Lyric Credits: Sandra Palmer
Music Credits: Sandra Palmer
Producer Credits: Sandra Palmer
Publisher Credits: Buffalo Kitten
Performance Credits: Sandra Palmer
Label Credits: Buffalo Kitten
Song Length: 3:46
Primary Genre: Country-General
Secondary Genre: Country-Alternative
Tempo / Feel: Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal: Duet Female
Subject Matter 1: Father
Subject Matter 2: Justice
Mood 1: Poignant
Mood 2: Moving
Similar Artist 1: Wilco
Similar Artist 2: Ricky Skaggs
Language: English