Note: This was the first song Alan Lomax collected with his father, John A. 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…"
About the session: A lecture and 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.
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