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Mississippi boweavil

General InformationEdit

Performer: The Masked Marvel
Instrumentation: Guitar
Date of recording: 1929
Record label: Paramount
Serial #:12805B (15211, P1337)

SummaryEdit

(As summarized by Harry Smith, The Anthology Of American Folk Music) "BOLLWEAVIL SURVIVES PHYSICAL ATTACK AFTER CLEVERLY ANSWERING FARMER'S QUESTIONS." (6)

Information On This SongEdit

This Hardship Ballad tells the story of a Boll Weevil that was ravaging a farm. This ballad almost depicts them Boll Weevil as a demon of sorts, adding a supernatural element to it. There are many Boll Weevil songs, but this one is relatively unique. Some of the lines contained in this are found in some texts of other songs, but the meter is completely different.

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