“The Farmer and the Shanty Boy”

Alternate titles: “The Shanty Boy Wins”; “The Mossback”
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

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

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Recordings

References

  1. Rickaby 10, "The Shanty-boy and the Farmer's Son" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
  2. Gardner/Chickering 106, "The Mossback" (1 text plus mention of 1 more, 1 tune)
  3. Dean, pp. 51-52, "Shanty Boy" (1 texxt)
  4. Warner 33, "Shanty Boy, Farmer Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Belden, pp. 443-445, "The Farmer and the Shanty Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. SHenry H676, p. 45, "Shanty Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  7. Fowke-Lumbering #52, "The Farmer's Son and the Shantyboy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  8. Ives-NewBrunswick, pp. 20-23, "The Farmer's Son and the Shantyboy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  9. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 446-447, "The Shanty-Boy and the Farmer's Son" (1 text, 1 tune)
  10. Lomax-FSNA 53, "The Farmer and the Shanty Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  11. Beck 42, "Trenton Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
  12. DT, SHANTYBO*
  13. Roud #670
  14. BI, Wa033