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Just when you thought you’d never see it again

There’s a 5 o clock shadow all over the fen

On all the front pages of the farmers news

The whole of the fen, has got the black grass blues

 

Persistence, resistance, I’m down on me yield

The world is never good when you’ve got black grass in you field

Its no good for me, no way of containment

I guess ill make it up with my single farm payment

 

 

We got the black grass, the black grass blues

We got the black grass, no time to loose

Were at the end of our tether

My fields all black

We even thought spraying it with paraquat

 

 

Weve tried Atlantis, Parcifica and Broadway star

Fluoxopire, liberator, diesel from my car

At a hundred quid a litre, Blame it on inflation

When all you really need is crop rotation

 

 

Looked at my wheat, I gave it so much love

But what the hell is that sticking up above.

I’ve got a purple haze that shimmers on my        robigus

Turned away at Padley’s, they don’t want the stuff

 

It  used to be that wild oats, the bane of my life

You could hide ‘em in the trailer, you’d still get a price

I’ve pulled it, I’ve snipped it I’ve yanked it right out

Hold my head in my hands and I just want to shout

 

We got the black grass, the black grass blues

We got the black grass, no time to loose

Were at the end of our tether

My fields all black

We even thought spraying it with paraquat

 

 

Weve tried Axial, Parcifica and Broadway star

Fluoxopire, liberator, diesel from my car

At a hundred quid a litre, Blame it on inflation

When all you really need is crop rotation

The Blackgrass Blues Brommell, Pout and Glenn

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