“Cotton Mill Colic”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1926
Keywords: work hardtimes poverty warning
Found in: US(Ap)

Description

"I'm a-gonna starve, ev'rybody will, You can't make a livin' in a cotton mill." The singer talks of the poor wages and hard conditions. He tells how people offer merchandise on easy terms, then repossess it when he can't pay. He works without ever resting

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References

  1. Lomax-FSNA 148, "Cotton Mill Colic" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Botkin-SoFolklr, p. 731, "Cotton Mill Colic" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. DT, CTNCOLIC*
  4. Roud #6688
  5. BI, LoF148