“The Humble Farmer”


"I saw a humble farmer, His back was bending low, A-pickin' out the cotton, Along the cotton row." The ragged farmer meets the merchant, who demand, "Pay me all you owe." The farmer cannot pay it all; he hopes for an extension until next fall

Cross references


  1. BrownIII 213, "The Humble Farmer" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6709
  3. BI, Br3213


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE)