A Whole Lot of Trouble

Live version

Image and caption: I believe this is from the Farm Security Administration but I can’t locate the original: anyone who does gets autographed lyrics and photo in appreciation!

Tell me now brother, “How’d it go down–
Your homesteading in a western town?”
“Oh brother, it ain’t gone right
Dust clouds boiled up as black as night
And a man can’t reap if a man can’t sow
Oh how I wish we never did go
I lost my tractor and I lost my cow
But I don’t give a damn about them now
Lost a whole lotta money but I don’t care
‘Cause we left our little baby there
There’s a whole lotta trouble Oklahoma way
Like dust piling up on a little girl’s grave”
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