Way Out West in Kansas

DESCRIPTION: Complaints about life "Way out west in Kansas": "The sun's so hot the eggs will hatch... It'll pop the corn in a popcorn patch." The people are prone to fighting and often physically peculiar; the lack of amusements makes for a boring life
AUTHOR: Carson Robison
EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (recording, Billy Murray & Ed. Smalle)
KEYWORDS: home family
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Fife/Fife-CowboyAndWesternSongs 32, "In Kansas" (2 texts, 1 tune, the "B" text being this piece while the "A" text is "In Kansas")
List-SingingAboutIt-FolkSongsInSouthernIndiana, pp. 219-220, "Away Out West in Kansas" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4455
Vernon Dalhart & Co. "Way Out West in Kansas" (Edison 51459, 1925)
Art Gilliam (The Whispering Pianist), "Way Out West in Kansas" (Columbia 238-D, 1924)
Billy Murray & Ed. Smalle "Way Out West in Kansas" (Victor 19442, 1924)
Anna Underhill, "Away Out West in Kansas" (on FineTimes)

cf. "In Kansas" (theme)
NOTES [41 words]: There's a Gene Autry recording, "'Way Out West in Texas" (Conqueror 8193, 1933; Conqueror 9513, 1940) which is probably the same song, but as I haven't heard it I'm putting it here as a note instead of adding it to the official recordings list. - PJS
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