Talking Dustbowl Blues

DESCRIPTION: Talking Blues about the dustbowl: The farmer sees his farm turn to dust, trades it for a Ford, heads out to California, has engine trouble, and winds up in California starving and having to beg. The song ends with sarcastic remarks about politicians
AUTHOR: Woody Guthrie
EARLIEST DATE: April 26, 1940 (recording by author)
KEYWORDS: poverty hardtimes travel technology work political derivative dustbowl
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Lomax-FSNA 225, "Talking Dustbowl Blues" (1 text)
Woody Guthrie, "Talkin' Dust Bowl Blues" (Victor 26619, 1940)

Pete Seeger, "Talking Dust Bowl" (on PeteSeeger41)
cf. "Talking Blues" (and its assorted relatives)
NOTES [30 words]: Should we change "Dustbowl" in the title to "Dust Bowl"? That was Guthrie's title, and he wrote it. - PJS
Ordinarily, I'd agree. But people may well search for "dustbowl." Urk. - RBW
File: LoF225

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