Alberta Skies

05:41
Conrad Walz
2015
Conrad Walz

Lyrics

well i used to get a buck and a half for a bushel, now it's just two bits

told my wife, if we lose another nickel, we'll be calling it quits

always had a lot of pride but i ain't above begging now

good god could you even spare a drop of rain?

we got the kids working in the wheat fields, they should be in school

got no gasoline for a broke down machine, cat afford to feed the mule

maybe i'd write the prime minister, see what he can do for me

but i can't spare a penny for the postage, let alone three

if we don't make it through, alberta skies will still be blue

but if they only knew, alberta skies would cry for you

it's just a little dry spell, been going on for years

i'm watering the garden, with my woman's tears

grasshoppers are happy, like we used to be

goddamn depression getting hold of me

daddy came west as a young man, back in 1885

paid ten dollars for this land, it always did provide

and i can hear what he'd be saying, if he could be here now

never give up son, you can find a way somehow

if we don't make it through, alberta skies will still be blue

but if they only knew, alberta skies would cry for you

cryin', cryin', they'd be cryin' for you