Down on the Farm (IV -- Parody)
DESCRIPTION: "I remember when a boy how my heart would leap with joy When someone would speak of home and farms so dear." The singer is not impressed with the hard life there; "I'd rather go to jail and no one to go my bail Than to go and spend one hour on the farm"
EARLIEST DATE: before 1900 (Harper Bros. European Circus Songster, according to Browne)
KEYWORDS: derivative farming hardtimes humorous
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Browne 149, "Parody of 'Down on the Farm'" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Down on the Farm (II)" (the original of this parody)
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