One of the most touching commercials from Super Bowl Sunday was the Dodge ad based on the “so God made a farmer” speech by Paul Harvey. We’ve included the full audio from the speech below so you can listen to the entire, rousing tribute.
Harvey delivered the speech at the 1978 Future Farmers of America convention. Here’s the full transcript (the text in brackets didn’t make it into the Dodge commercial):
“And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said I need a caretaker- So God made a Farmer.
God said I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk the cows, work all day in the field, milk cows again, eat supper then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board – So God made a Farmer.
God said I need somebody willing to sit up all night with and newborn colt, and watch it die, then dry his eyes and say maybe next year. I need somebody who can shape an axe handle from a persimmon sprout, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire, who can make a harness out of hay wire, feed sacks and shoe straps, who at planting time and harvest season will finish his forty hour week by Tuesday noon and then, paining from tractor back, will put in another 72 hours – So God made a Farmer.”
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