The Auctioneer- Leroy Van Dyke (Dillon Vance Covers) (Old Version) Jan. 2017


Hey, well alright sir. Here we go, there, and what are we gonna give
for ’em? I have a six hundred dollar down here, now
ten and now twenty-five to make a thirty-five, now fifty, now sixty. Won’t you give me sixty? Make it seventy-five. Seventy five, five, who’d a-bid a five? And an eighty five dollar to buy ’em there. There was a boy in Arkansas
who wouldn’t listen to his ma when she told him he should go to school. He’d sneak away in the afternoon
and 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!” Twenty-five dollar, bid it now! A thirty dollar, thirty! Won’t you give me thirty,
make it thirty, bid upon my thirty dollar. Won’t you give me thirty? Who’ll bid a thirty dollar bid? Thirty dollar, bid it now! Thirty-five! Won’t you give me thirty-five to make it a
thirty-five to bid a thirty-five? Who would a-bid it at a thirty-five 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 working 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 selling things at auction
using 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.” Thirty-five dollar, bid it now! Forty dollar! Forty! Won’t you give me forty? Make it forty, bid upon my forty dollar. Won’t you give me forty? Who’ll bid a forty dollar bid? Forty dollar, bid it now! Forty-five? Won’t you give me forty-five to make it a
forty-five to bid at forty-five? Who would a-bid it at a forty-five 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! Now let’s pause and give that man a hand! He’s the best of all the Auctioneers! Forty-five dollar, bid it now! Fifty dollar! Fifty! Won’t you give me fifty? Make it fifty, bid upon my fifty dollar. Won’t you give me fifty? Who’ll bid a fifty dollar bill? Fifty dollar, bid it now! Fifty-five? Won’t you give me fifty-five to make it a
fifty-five to bid it a fifty-five? I sold that hog for a fifty dollar bill! Hey, well alright sir! Open the gate and let ’em out and let ’em
walk, ’em boys! Here we come a-lot (number) twenty-nine in! What are we gonna give for ’em? I got a six hundred dollar down here now ten
and now twenty-five to make it thirty-five! Now fifty! Now sixty! Won’t you give me sixty? Make it seventy-five. Seventy-five, five! Who’d a-bid a five? Eighty-five dollar to buy ’em there!

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