“Pick a Bale of Cotton”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1933 (recording, James "Iron Head" Baker & group)
Keywords: work nonballad farming bragging
Found in: US(So)

Description

"You got to jump down, turn around, Pick a bale of cotton...." A list of various people who can, alone or in combination, pick a bale of cotton a day.

Notes

Picking a bale of cotton in a single day is, for one picker, an almost superhuman task. - PJS

Recordings

References

  1. Scott-BoA, pp. 393-304, "Pick a Bale o' Cotton" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Lomax-FSUSA 68, "Pick a Bale of Cotton" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 231-233, "Pick a Bale o' Cotton" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. PSeeger-AFB, p. 54, "Pick A Bale Of Cotton" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Silber-FSWB, p. 123, "Pick A Bale Of Cotton" (1 text)
  6. DT, PICKBALE*
  7. Roud #10061
  8. BI, LxU068