Farmer Feeds Us All, Lyric Variant 02
 


Citation

Knowles Shaw, 1834-1878, “Farmer Feeds Us All, Lyric Variant 02,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed June 25, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31511.


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Title

Farmer Feeds Us All, Lyric Variant 02

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. The upper left corner and the lower right corner were folded into the laminate. There is a moderate tear at the left top edge.

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

Knowles Shaw, 1834-1878

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

7/21/2008

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

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.

Classification Title

Farmer Feeds Us All, Lyric Variant 02

Document Title

The Farmer is the Man That Feeds Them All

Alternate Geographic Location

Butler County, Ohio

Associated Date

1874

Scholarly Classification

Randolph, 492

Dimensions - Original

175 mm x 243 mm

Upload Date

2013-09-26

File name

113_FarmerFeedsUsAll_Lyric_02_

Transcription Date

2008-07-21

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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