Parchman Farm Blues

DESCRIPTION: "Judge give me life this morning down on Parchman Farm (x2), I wouldn't hate it so bad, but I left my wife this morn." "Oh, goodbye, wife, all you had done gone." The singer warns hearers to avoid Parchman, and wishes for better times
AUTHOR: Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (recording, Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White)
KEYWORDS: prison separation wife
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Burton-TNSingers, pp. 181-182, "Parchman Farm Blues" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bukka White, "Parchman Farm Blues" (OKeh 05683, 1940)
File: BTN181

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