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Richest Man (in The World) Lyrics

from The Complete US Chart Singles 1945-1962

"Richest Man (in The World)" is track #62 on the album The Complete US Chart Singles 1945-1962. It was written by Boudleaux Bryant.
"Richest Man (in The World)" is track #62 on the album The Complete US Chart Singles 1945-1962. It was written by Boudleaux Bryant.

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One two three four one two three four

I got a humpack mule a plow and a tater patch
Eggs that are gonna hatch someday
I got my Lord above and a good girl to love me
I'm the richest man in the world

Thank you thank you Lord above for smiling down on me
I'm richer now than any man has any right to be
Health and love and happiness have been my cup of tea
The richest man in all creation surely it is me

I got a humpack mule a plow and a tater patch...

I've got water in my well and heaven in my heart
I have a perfect woman I can trust when we're apart
Cash enough to see a show and eat out now and then
A roof a bed a fishing pole and folks who call me friend

I got a humpack mule a plow and a tater patch...

I don't have much bank account my cash on hand is small
But tell me what are riches but contentment after all
Other folks may think I'm poor but I know it's not so
Cause when I count my blessings I'm the richest man I know

I got a humpack mule a plow and a tater patch...

Now the rich folks talk about the grub they eat
Now I've got all those rich folks beat
Cause I've got a field of yellow yams
And a smokehouse filled with country hams
Talk to me about caviar
They ain't nothing but fish eggs packed in a jar
I got a whole pond of big round trout
Fish eggs what are they talking about
Hey I got no fancy swimming pool but the creek in the woods
Is deep and cool I'm a lucky man I'm a lucky fool
I'm wealthy I'm wealthy

I got a humpack mule a plow and a tater patch...
I got a humpack mule a plow and a tater patch...

Songwriters
BOUDLEAUX BRYANT

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