Leroy Van Dyke - The Auctioneer
Hey well alright sir, here we go there
and what are ya' gonna give for 'em.
I have a 600 dollar down here now 10
and now 25 and now 35 and now there 50
now 60 will ya' give me 60 now 75,
75 another 85 dollars another buy 'em there.
There was a boy in Arkansas who wouldn't listen to his ma
When she told him that he should go to school
He'd sneak away in the afternoon,
take a little walk and pretty soon
You'd find him at the local auction barn.
He'd stand and listen carefully
then pretty soon he began to see
how the auctioneer could talk so rapidly
He said, "Oh my it's do or die I've got to
learn that auction cry
Gotta make my mark and be an auctioneer."
25 dollar bid it now 30 dollar
will you gimme 30 make it 30
bid it on a 30 dollar will you gimme 30.
who'll bid a 35 dollar bid?
30 dollar bid it now, 35, will you gimme 35
to make it 35 to bid at 35. Who would a-bid
it at a 35 dollar bid?
As time went on he did his best
and all could see he didn't jest
He practiced calling bids both night and day.
His Pap would find him behind the barn
just a workin' up an awful storm
As he tried to imitate the auctioneer
Then his Pap said; "Son we just can't stand to have
a mediocre man sellin' things at auction usin'
our good name. I'll send you off to auction
school, then you'll be nobody's fool,
you can take your place among the best"
35 dollar bid it now a 40 dollar 40
Will you gimme 40, make it 40, biddin'
it on a 40 dollar, will you gimme 40.
Who'll bid a 40 dollar bid? 40 dollar
bid it now, 45, will you gimme 45 to
make it a 45 to bid it a 45. Who would
a-bid it at a 45 dollar bid?
So from that boy who went to school
there grew a man who played it cool.
he came back home a full-fledged auctioneer.
Then the people came from miles around
just to hear him make that rhythmic sound
that filled their hearts with such a happy cheer.
His fame spread out from shore to shore,
he had all he could do and more,
had to buy a plane to get around.
Now he's the tops in all the land and
let's all pause and give that man a hand.
He's the best of all the auctioneers.
45 dollar bid it now a 50 dollar 50
Will you gimmie 50, make it 50
Biddin' it on a 50 dollar will you
gimme 50. Who'll bid a 50 dollar bill?
50 dollar bid it now, 55, will you gimme
55 to make it a 55 to bid at 55.
Sold that hog for a 50 dollar bill
Hey well all right sir, open the gate
and let 'em out and walk 'em boys.
Here we come a lot number twenty-nine in.
What are you gonna give for 'em?
I have a 25, I oughta get 35 and now a 50
make it 50 bid it along at 50, now 60
will ya' give me 60, now 75 and now 85
and now 95 a hundred and now 25
and now it's at 75 and a 2 and a 3
and a 4 and a 5 and a 6 now 7
now 800 dollars and a buy 'em there.
Idioms from "The Auctioneer"
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