Kansas Fool, The

DESCRIPTION: "We have the land to raise the wheat, And everything that's good to eat." "Oh, Kansas fool (x2), The banker makes of you a tool.... But twelve cent corn gives me alarm And makes me want to sell my farm." The singer complains of hard times and bankers
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Alliance and Labor Songster, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: home derivative farming
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS2, p. 499, "Kansas Fool" (1 text)
Roud #4899
cf. "Beulah Land" (tune) and references there
NOTES: Roud lumps a great many "Beulah Land" parodies under his #4899, but this seems clearly a distinct item. - RBW
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