Farmer and the Shanty Boy, The

DESCRIPTION: Two girls compare their fiancees. The farmer's sweetheart praises her love because he is always at home. The other girl points out that the shanty boy always comes home with his pay, while bad crops can ruin a farmer. The farmer's girl concedes the point
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1912 (Belden)
KEYWORDS: love work dialog logger farming lumbering
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MA,MW,NE,Ro,So) Canada(Mar,Ont) Ireland
REFERENCES (15 citations):
Rickaby 10, "The Shanty-boy and the Farmer's Son" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Peters, pp. 88-89, "The Shanty Boy and the Farmer" (1 text, 1 tune)
Gardner/Chickering 106, "The Mossback" (1 text plus mention of 1 more, 1 tune)
Dean, pp. 51-52, "Shanty Boy" (1 texxt)
Warner 33, "Shanty Boy, Farmer Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
ThompsonNewYork, p. 258, "Shanty-Girl" (1 text)
Belden, pp. 443-445, "The Farmer and the Shanty Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
SHenry H676, p. 45, "Shanty Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke-Lumbering #52, "The Farmer's Son and the Shantyboy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-NewBrunswick, pp. 20-23, "The Farmer's Son and the Shantyboy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-ABFS, pp. 446-447, "The Shanty-Boy and the Farmer's Son" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSNA 53, "The Farmer and the Shanty Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Beck 42, "Trenton Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
Flanders-NewGreen, pp. 166-169, "The Farmer and the Shanty Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, SHANTYBO*

Roud #670
RECORDINGS:
Warde Ford, "The Shanty boy" (AFS 4202 B2, 1938; tr.; in AMMEM/Cowell)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Peter Amberley" [Laws C27] (tune)
cf. "Soldier Boy for Me (A Railroader for Me)" (theme: professional comparison) and references there
cf. "The Farmer" (theme)
cf. "I Love My Sailor Boy" (theme)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Shanty Boy Wins
The Mossback
File: Wa033

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