“Acres of Clams (The Old Settler's Song)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1940
Keywords: gold farming poverty settler derivative
Found in: US(NW)

Description

The prospector reports on the sad fate of the gold rush men: "For each man who got rich by mining... hundreds grew poor." He decides to abandon digging and head out to be a farmer near Puget Sound. This, too, proves hard, but he is too poor to move again

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References

  1. Lomax-FSUSA 55, "The Old Settler's Song" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Darling-NAS, pp. 283-284, "Acres of Clams" (1 text)
  3. Silber-FSWB, p. 48, "Acres of Clams" (1 text)
  4. DT, OLDSETLR*
  5. Roud #10032
  6. BI, LxU055