Farmer Feeds Us All, Lyric Variant 02
 


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Shaw, Knowles, 1834-1878, “Farmer Feeds Us All, Lyric Variant 02,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed February 7, 2023, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31511.


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Title

Farmer Feeds Us All, Lyric Variant 02

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Popular music--United States
Folk songs--United States
Farmers--Songs and music
Professions--Songs and music

Alternative Title

The Farmer, He Must Feed Them All

Creator

Shaw, Knowles, 1834-1878

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

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Transcription

The Farmer is the Man That Feeds Them All.

You may talk of all the nobles of the earth,-
Of the men who hold the nation in a thrall.
For in this we'll all agree,
If you'll only look and see,
The farmer is the man that feeds them all.

Chorus.

Then take him by the hand
All you people of the land.
Stand by him whatever trouble may befall.
For in this we'll all agree,
If you'll only look and see,
The farmer is the man that feeds them all.

Theres the preacher who can preach his sermons long,
And the ditcher who can drink his coffee strong.
There's the lady and the snuff
Who can never get enough,
But the farmer is the man that makes the stuff.

There's the peddler who can pack his loadaround,
And the drunkard who can drink his liquor down.
There's the baker and the cook
For I tell you now to look-
That the farmer is the man that feeds them all.

There's the judge who pleads behind the bar
And the lawyer and the doctor and the Smith-
There's the merchant and the miller,
And the beggar, it is true,
The farmer is the man that feeds them all.

There's the president who sits upon his chair,
He draws fifty thousand a year,
There's the lady and the dude,
The negro and the fool,
But the farmer is the man that feeds them all.

Associated Date

1874

Scholarly Classification

Randolph, 492

File name

113_FarmerFeedsUsAll_Lyric_02_

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