It's Hard on We Po' Farmers
DESCRIPTION: "Work all week and don't make enough Pay my board and buy my snuff, It's hard (x3) on we po' farmers." The farmer works all week for fifteen cents. All he has in the pot is peas and an old jawbone.
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (collected from Lemuel Jones)
KEYWORDS: hardtimes farming money work food
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-Singing, p. 281, "It's Hard on We Po' Farmers" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: One verse of this, "Work all week in the noonday sun, Fifteen cents when Saturday come," is found in the bluegrass/modern old-time country song "Lazy John," but the connection is not clear to me. - RBW
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