27 “Got The Farmland Blues” by The Carolina Tar Heels6
July 21, 2009 by gadaya
The Carolina Tar Heels World (part 2)
Here’s more Carolina Tar Heels tracks for you… I already introduced the band on my “Peg’n Awl” post a few months ago…The sound on some track is pretty bad but i hope you’ll enjoy nevertheless…
1.Farm Girl Blues
2.I don’t like the Blues no how
3.The Apron String Blues
4.Somebody’s tall and handsome
5.Rude and Rambling Man
6.My home’s across the Blueridge mountains
7.Roll on Daddy roll on
8.Her Name was Hula Lou
9.Going to Georgia
10.Bring me a leaf from the sea
11.You’re a little too small
12.Got the farmland Blues
The Farmland Blues Variations
The song who close the “Ballad” volume on the Anthology can be describe as a humorous Mountain Blues describing the bad luck of a farmer that push him to move to town. It seems that the song was the creation of The Carolina Tar Heels themselves as i can’t find no other recordings apart from “covers” of the Tar Heels version by revivalist old-time bands. But the theme of the poor farmer and his struggles to survive during hard times can be found in many other songs…So i made a little compilation of songs with this theme, including some covers of “Farm land Blues”.
– Page 1 and Page 2 for the music and words of “Got The Farmland Blues”
Let’s hear hillbilly, bluegrass, folk and Blues songs dealing with the “farmer’s Blues”…
- Farmland Blues, John Cohen, Stories The Crow Told Me
- Po’ Farmer (Poor Farmers) ,Lemuel Jones, Field Recordings Vol. 1: Virginia (1936-1941)
- Poor Old Dirt Farmer, Strange Creek Singers, Strange Creek Singers: Get Aquatinted Waltz
- Farm Relief, Uncle Dave Macon, Hard Times in the Country
- Farmer’s Dream, Oscar Ford, Hard Times in the Country
- Farmer, Charlie Parr, Roustabout
- Farmer’s Lament,Cisco Houston , Folkways Years, The, 1944-1961
- Farmer’s Blues, John Dilleshaw, John Dilleshaw 1929 – 1930
- Farm Relief Song, John White, Juneberry 78
- Farmer’s Blues, Blue Highway, It’s a Long, Long Road
- Farm Blues, Robert Pete Williams, Robert Pete Williams
- Got the Farmland Blues, Bing Bang Boys, I’m Feeling Good
- Poor Old Dirt Farmer, Levon Helm, Dirt Farmer
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Thank you for this amazing blog.
thanks for all this great music. This is a labor of love, I’m sure, and it’s much appreciated.
Are you familiar with Lou Curtiss? Worth a look, and his radio program is a hoot.
The “Farm Relief Song”.I notice different date’s and musician’s for the song.The Internet Archive by way of “grim-riper” give’s 1934 as the copyright date.Song done by “Lone Star Ranger”.
I have a 78 of the song done by the Lone Star Ranger copyright 1920.Pathe-actuelle needle cut–#32491—It seem’s 1920 may be the original date of production with copies following later.There is a Vernon Dalhart copy listed.I have one Dalhart record of a song other than the Farm Relief Song.
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“The Taxes on the Farmer Feeds Us All” – covered by Ry Cooder