“Got the Farm Land Blues”


Farmer laments that thieves have gotten his chickens, corn, beans and the tires from his car, while the boll weevils have eaten his cotton and a storm has torn down his corn. He plans to sell his farm and move to town.


The song is in the form of a "white blues." -PJS


  • Carolina Tar Heels, "Got the Farm Land Blues" (Victor 23611A, 1930; on AAFM1, HardTimes2)


  1. Asch/Dunson/Raim, p. 68, "Got the Farm Land Blues" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, ADR68


Author: probably Clarence "Tom" Ashley of the Carolina Tar Heels
Earliest date: 1930 (recording, Carolina Tar Heels)
Keywords: theft farming storm bug
Found in: US(SE)