Humble Farmer, The

DESCRIPTION: "I saw a humble farmer, His back was bending low, A-pickin' out the cotton, Along the cotton row." The ragged farmer meets the merchant, who demand, "Pay me all you owe." The farmer cannot pay it all; he hopes for an extension until next fall
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: work poverty hardtimes farming
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 213, "The Humble Farmer" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 213, "The Humble Farmer" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)

Roud #6709
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Farmer Is the Man" (theme)
cf. "Po' Farmer" (theme)
cf. "Down on the Farm (III)" (theme)
File: Br3213

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