Lazy Farmer Boy (A)

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LAZY FARMER BOY (A). AKA - "Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn (The)." American, Song (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The song was recorded in New York in June, 1931, by Virginians Buster Carter and Preston Young (b. 1907). Fiddler Posey Rorer accompanied them as a side man. The song begins:

Posey Rorer

Well, I'll sing a little song, but it ain't very long,
About a lazy farmer who wouldn't hoe his corn.
And why this was I never could tell,
For that young man was always well.
That young man was always well.

Source for notated version: Posey Rorer [Milliner & Koken]

Printed sources: Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 376.

Recorded sources: Columbia 15702D (78 RPM), Buster Carter & Preston Young (1931).




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