DOWN ON PENNY'S FARM

Latest update on 31/08/2009

Artist: Bently Boys
Author: traditional
Label: Columbia
Year: 1929

Reissued on the Anthology of American Folk Music. Adapted from the older song Hard Times. Hard times indeed in the year of the Wall Street crash.

Covers:

1934:

Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers [as Tanner's Farm]

1935:

Bascom Lamar Lunsford [as Robert's Farm]

1961:

Bob Dylan [as Hard Times In New York Town; opening number Bootleg Series, copying the Bentley vocals]

1971:

Happy & Artie Traum

2003:

Natalie Merchant

Dylan knew Harry Smith's Anthology through and through; see also: Frog Went A Courtin', The House Carpenter, Stack O Lee Blues, James Alley Blues and The Wagoner's Lad.

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