Bring that College Home
I been sending you off to college now for six or seven years
and ever since the moment you left me, I been shedding briny tears,
but, I thought of that old saying: "Sunshine comes behind a storm".
so my young man, when you finish, you just bring that college home.
I been scrubbing over the washtubs, been sweating in the fields,
sometimes I had to borrow and almost had to steal.
But, I held on to my patience, beat them soap suds into foam,
and all the while, my heart kept saying, he's gonna bring that college home.
The folks here say you ain't gonna be nothing, just fooling your time away,
but I just shake my fist at them and tell them to wait till a future day!
So my young man, when the dogwood blossom and bees begin to hum,
I'll be waiting right here to see you bring that college home.
Now don't mind these folk here talking, they ain't half as good as you,
they just loves to nag on good folks, but that's all they know how to do.
I got plenty wood for the winter,
plenty clothes to keep me warm,
so you just run on back to college, and when you finish, bring it home!
Now, I don't mean bring home them buildings and stuff, cause that'll wreck them good folks place,
But, bring home a Christian education and a high tone college grace.
Let the people here know what you've got by the speeches that you make,
By the spectacles you'll be wearing and by the way your coattail shakes;
but, don't get above these people,
settle down and cease to roam,
be a light in your community and build a college right here at home.