Leroy Van Dyke – The Auctioneer chords

Chords as played by Ray R Larsen

(C)There was a boy in Arkansas
Who(F)wouldn't listen to his ma
When(G)she told him he should go to(C)school (G)
He'd(C)sneak away in the afternoon
Take a(F)little walk and pretty soon
You'd(G)find him at the local auction(C)barn.

He'd(F)stand and listen carefully
Then(C)pretty soon he began to see
How the(D)auctioneer could talk so rapid-(G)ly
He(C)said, "Oh, my, it's do or die
I've(F)got to learn that auction cry
Gotta(G)make my mark and be an auction-(C)eer."

(C)Twenty-five dollar bid it now, thirty dollar, thirty
Will you(F)gimmie thirty, make it thirtyBid it on a thirty dollar, will you gimmie thirty
(G)Who'll-ll bid it at a thirty dollar(C)bid? (G) (C)Thirty dollar bid it now, thirty-five
Will you(F)gimmie thirty-five,To make it thirty-five, to bid it a thirty-five
(G)Who woulda bid it at a thirty-five dollar(C)bid? (C)As time went on, he did his best And(F)all could see he didn't jest He(G)practiced calling bids both night and(C)day (G) His(C)pop would find him behind the barn Just(F)working up an awful storm As(G)he tried to imitate the auction-(C)eer. Then his(F pop said, "Son, we just can't stand To(C) have a mediocre man Sellin'(D) things at auction using our good (G)name I'll (C)send you off to auction school (F)Then you'll be nobody's fool (G)You can take your place among the (C)best." (C)Thirty-five dollar bid it now, forty dollar, forty
Will you (F)gimmie forty, make it fortyBid it on a forty dollar, will you gimmie forty
Who'll-(G)ll bid it at a forty dollar (C)bid?
(C)Forty dollar bid it now, forty-fiveWill you gimmie forty-five,
To make(F) it forty-five, to bid it a forty-five Who(G)woulda bid it at a forty-five dollar (C)bid? So(C)from that boy who went to school There(F)grew a man who played it cool And(G)came back home a full-fledged auction-(C)eer(G) And the(C)people came from miles around Just to(F)hear him make that rhythmic sound That(G)filled their hearts with such a happy(C)cheer. His(F)fame spread out from shore to shore He had(C)all he could do and more (D)Had to buy a plane to get(G) around Now (C)he's the tops in all the land Let's(F) pause and give that man a hand He's(G) the best of all the auctioneers(C)AROUND. (C)Forty-five dollar bid it now, fifty dollar, fifty
Will you(F)gimmie fifty, make it fiftyBid iton a fifty dollar, will you gimmie fifty
Who'll(G)-ll bid it at a fifty dollar(C)bid? (C)Fifty dollar bid it now, fifty-five
Will you(F)gimmie fifty-five,To make it fifty-five, to bid it a fifty-five
Sold that(G)horse for a fifty-five dollar(C)bill? Hey, well alright sir, open the gate and let 'em out and walk 'em boys Here we come with lot number 29 in, what'd ya gonna give?
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