FARMER IS THE MAN THAT FEEDS THEM ALL, The

Latest update on 08/01/2017

Artist: Fiddlin' John Carson
Author: traditional
Label: Okeh
Year: 1923

Georgia fiddler with a song based on antebellum (pre Civil War) hymn Leave It There. Became a protest song after that conflict.

Covers:

1930:

Wheeler & Lamb

1934:

Fiddlin' John Carson [as Taxes On The Farmer Feeds Them All]

1956:

Pete Seeger [as The Farmer Is The Man]

1959:

New Lost City Ramblers [idem on Songs Of The Depression; see also: How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live]

1971:

Ry Cooder [as Taxes On The Farmer Feeds Us All]

2007:

Otis Gibbs

Original and first cover were reissued on Poor Man, Rich Man, a Rounder lp rounding up critical American country songs from the Great Depression, clearing once and for all protest songs were not a sixties thing exclusively.

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