General InformationEdit

Performer: Carolina Tar Heels
Instrumentation: Harmonica & Guitar-Garley Foster, Banjo-Doc Walsh, Guitar- Clarence Ashley
Date of recording: 1928
Record label: Victor
Serial #:V-40007A

Performer: Kelly Harrell
Instrumentation: Banjo
Date of recording: 1925
Record label: Okeh
Serial #:40544


(As summarized by Harry Smith, The Anthology Of American Folk Music) "TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT HITS SHOE INDUSTRY INDUSTRY IN THE YEAR 18 AND 4." (4)

Information On This SongEdit

This song has been commercially recorded several times, but there isn't much information on it otherwise. A version of this song is given in Bascom Lamar Lunsford's 30 And 1 Folk Songs From The Southern Mountains under the title: "The Ruint Cobbler" (30). The tune and the structure of the song is very similar to that of a Spiritual.

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