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....except I can't quite figure out the "sittin' back in the forty on a muddy rivers side" lyric.
That more than likely comes from the term "back 40":

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: a remote and uncultivated or undeveloped piece of land of indefinite size (as on a farm)
My understanding (going from my memory of history lessons, not from looking anything up right now) was back in westward expansion America folks were given 40 acres and a mule from the government to encourage settlers. My best WAG is that "back 40" comes in some way from that.
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My understanding (going from my memory of history lessons, not from looking anything up right now) was back in westward expansion America folks were given 40 acres and a mule from the government to encourage settlers. My best WAG is that "back 40" comes in some way from that.
Thanks Moonpie, I did hear that alternate theory and that perfectly makes sense. I am going with that one
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That more than likely comes from the term "back 40":



My understanding (going from my memory of history lessons, not from looking anything up right now) was back in westward expansion America folks were given 40 acres and a mule from the government to encourage settlers. My best WAG is that "back 40" comes in some way from that.
Close! The Homestead Act granted 160 acres subdivided into four parcels of 40 acres each. Either of the back two 40-acre parcels could be called the "back 40."
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