Leroy Van Dyke – The Auctioneer
Reaching number 9 on the country charts and 19 on the pop charts,the song was again recorded in single for the label Mercury in 1961, and was included in several albums, Movin ‘Van Dyke (Mercury 1961), At The Trade Winds.
The story behind the song:
About the song:
He returns home a full-fledged auctioneer. With time, he becomes “the best of the whole earth”, he has so much business that he ends up buying “an airplane to move.
Some versions :
Well, he’d stand and listen carefully
25 dollar 30 now 30 dollar etc…
Said his pappy, «Son we just can’t stand a havin’
35 dollar 40 dollar etc
Well from that morning he went to school
45 dollar 50 now etc