Got the Farm Land Blues
DESCRIPTION: Farmer laments that thieves have gotten his chickens, corn, beans and the tires from his car, while the boll weevils have eaten his cotton and a storm has torn down his corn. He plans to sell his farm and move to town.
AUTHOR: probably Clarence "Tom" Ashley of the Carolina Tar Heels
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (recording, Carolina Tar Heels)
KEYWORDS: theft farming storm bug
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Asch/Dunson/Raim, p. 68, "Got the Farm Land Blues" (1 text, 1 tune)
Carolina Tar Heels, "Got the Farm Land Blues" (Victor 23611A, 1930; on AAFM1, HardTimes2)
NOTES: The song is in the form of a "white blues." -PJS
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