Lyrics

1. When I first came to this land, I was not a wealthy man.
Then I got myself a shack, I did what I could.
And I called my shack, “Break my back.”

Refrain
For the land was sweet and good, I did what I could.

2. When I first came to this land, I was not a wealthy man.
Then I got myself a cow, I did what I could.
And I called my cow, “No Milk Now,”
and I called my shack, “Break My Back” Refrain

3. When I first came to this land, I was not a wealthy man.
Then I got myself a duck, I did what I could.
And I called my duck, “Out of Luck,” and I called my cow…

4. When I first came to this land, I was not a wealthy man.
Then I got myself a wife, I did what I could.
And I called my wife, “Run for Your Life,” and I called my duck…

5. When I first came to this land, I was not a wealthy man.
Then I got myself a son, I did what I could.
And I called my son, “Your Work’s Done,” and I called my wife…

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