Ever Since I Been a Man Full Grown

DESCRIPTION: "Ever since I been a man... a man full grown, I been skippin' and a-dodgin' for old Farmer Jones." The singer complains of the mules, the work, the lack of justice. He misses his woman, and tells the captain to count his men
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (recorded from J. B. Smith by Jackson)
KEYWORDS: prison work hardtimes nonballad floatingverses
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Jackson-WakeUpDeadMan, pp. 157-159, "Ever Since I Been a Man Full Grown" (1 text)
NOTES [42 words]: Jackson does not describe this as a recitation (he doesn't describe it at all), so I assume that it has a tune, though none is indicated. It seems to be a typical J. B. Smith production, with many floating verses combined with laments of his own. - RBW
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File: JDM157

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