Honest Farmer, The

DESCRIPTION: "I saw an honest farmer, his back was bending low, Picking out his cotton... until the merchant come.... That he might pay them some." "Goodbye boll weevil, for you know you've ruint my home." Weary, and poor, his wife advises him to trust in the Savior
AUTHOR: Probably Fiddlin' John Carson
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (recorded by Fiddlin' John Carson)
KEYWORDS: farming hardtimes bug
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
DT, BOLWEEV3*
ADDITIONAL: _Sing Out_ magazine, Volume 22, #5 (1973), p, 22, "The Honest Farmer" (1 text, 1 tune, the John Carson version)

Roud #17582
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Palms of Victory (Deliverance Will Come)" (form)
File: SOv22n5a

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