“Down on the Farm (II)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Keywords: farming family father mother home death separation return
Found in: US(SE)


"When a boy I used to dwell in a home I loved so well, Far away among the clover and the bees." The singer describes the happy life on the farm, the family among whom he worked -- and the changes since his "boyhood's happy days down on the farm."

Cross references


  1. BrownIII 210, "Down on the Farm" (1 text plus mention of 3 more; also a text of "Down on the Farm (III)")
  2. Roud #4375
  3. BI, Br3210