:: Title :: Poor Farmer (It's Hard On We Poor Farmers)
:: Genre :: proto-blues, work song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Texas City (Galveston County), Texas (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American, Texas
:: Session :: Alan Lomax as performer III
:: Date :: 4/19/1969
:: Reference Information :: T9000.0, Track 8 (00:02:37)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - A lecture and song performance given by Alan Lomax in Texas City, Texas, on April 19, 1969. Lomax illustrates the development of American folk music through New England hymns to black spirituals and bad man ballads. The recording was given to Lomax by Robert P. Shinn.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - This was the first song Alan Lomax collected with his father, John Avery Lomax in 1933. "Work all week in the noonday sun, Don't get no pay when the week is done It's hard, hard, hard, hard on we poor farmers ?" The others joined in the chorus.
:: Collection :: Miscellaneous Recordings 1950-1990

 

 

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