Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn, The [Laws H13]

DESCRIPTION: A lazy young farmer will not hoe his corn, with the result that the corn is choked by weeds and destroyed by frost. When he goes courting, his suit is rejected because he wouldn't hoe his corn
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Belden)
KEYWORDS: farming courting rejection work
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MA,MW,NE,SE,So)
REFERENCES (29 citations):
Laws H13, "The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn"
Belden, p. 440, "The Young Man who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (1 text)
Randolph 441, "The Lazy Young Man" (1 text, 1 tune)
Eddy 106, "The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (1 text)
Stout 68, pp. 91-92, "The Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (1 text)
BrownIII 216, "The Man Who Wouldn't Hoe His Corn" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 216, "The Man Who Wouldn't Hoe His Corn" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
Moore-Southwest 191, "The Young Man Who Wouldn't Plow Corn" (1 text, 1 tune)
Owens-1ed, pp. 219-221, "The Lazy Man" (1 text, 1 tune)
Owens-2ed, pp. 128-129, "The Lazy Man" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bronner-Eskin1 35, "The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (1 text, 1 tune)
Flanders/Brown, pp. 74, "The Young Man Who Couldn't Hoe Corn" (1 text)
ThompsonNewYork, pp. 409-410, "The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (1 text)
Hudson 73, pp. 200-201, "The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (1 text)
Brewster 68, "The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe His Corn" (1 text)
McNeil-SFB1, pp. 164-165, "The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (1 text, 1 tune)
SharpAp 182, "Harm Link" (1 text, 1 tune)
Scott-BoA, pp. 46-47, "The Young Man Who Couldn't Hoe Corn (The Lazy Man)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSUSA 66, "The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-Singing, pp. 286-187, "Georgia Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Asch/Dunson/Raim, p. 38 "A Lazy Farmer Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Botkin-AmFolklr, pp. 874, "Young Man Who Wouldn't How Corn" (1 text, 1 tune)
LPound-ABS, 46, pp. 110-111, "The Man That Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (1 text)
JHCox 173, "The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (1 text)
Darling-NAS, pp. 229-230, "The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (1 text)
Arnett, p. 10, "The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (1 text, 1 tune)
PSeeger-AFB, p. 42, "Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 120, "Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (1 text)
DT 636, HOECORN

Roud #438
RECORDINGS:
Buster Carter & Preston Young, "A Lazy Farmer Boy" (Columbia 15702-D, 1931; on AAFM1, BefBlues3)
Edna & Jean Ritchie, "The Young Man That Wouldn't Raise Corn" (on Ritchie03)
Pete Seeger, "Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (on GrowOn3) (on PeteSeeger07, PeteSeeger07b)
Vern Smelser, "The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (on FineTimes)

ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Lazy Man
File: LH13

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