What’s a Man to Do?

Image  Farm Debt Adjustment Committee meeting with farmer who has appealed for assistance. He has been threatened with foreclosure and loss of farm. Ozark Mountain town of Harrison, Arkansas, Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information, U.S. Library of Congress LC-USF34- 015814-D

Lyrics

When the rain won’t fall what’s a man to do?
When the rain won’t fall sir what’s a man to do?
See I prayed to to the lord but I got no answer
When the rain won’t fall what’s a man to do?

When the banker comes knocking what’s a man to do?
When the banker comes knocking, sir what’s a man to do?
See I wrote me the President but he sent no help
When the banker’s knocking what’s a man to do?

When the boss ain’t hiring what’s a man to do?
When the boss ain’t hiring sir what’s a man to do?
See I turned to the whiskey but the shame still burned
When the boss ain’t hiring what’s a man to do?

When your child is hungry what’s a man to do?
When your child is hungry sir what’s a man to do?
See I marched downtown but they put me in the jail
When your child is hungry what’s a man to do?

See when there ain’t no work sir how’s a man to live
When there ain’t no work how’s a man to live?
When I wake up in the morning I feel I’ll surely die
When there ain’t no work sir how’s a man to live?

Advertisements