Rosie in the Posie

ROSIE IN THE POSIE
By Bennett Konesni

Rosie in the posie roll, Rosie in the posie roll
Rosie in the posie, Rosie in the posie roll

First you’re gonna plough it deep, first you’re gonna plough it deep
First you’re gonna plough it, first you’re gonna plough it deep

Then you’re donna disc it up, then you’re donna disc it up
Then you’re donna disc it, then you’re donna disc it up

…seed it down…
…roll it out…
…watch it grow…
…turn it in…
…Rosie in the posie, roll…

 

I wrote this song while prepping a field for a buckwheat covercrop in the summer of 2012 on Shelter Island, NY.  I was on an old Ford 850N tractor that I call Rosie and she hums along with a nice low drone.  I got to humming along with her and eventually this song emerged out of the roar of the engine.  This song lends itself to inventing verses, anything really, can be nonsense or describe any process, like grilling ribs or baking biscuits.