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Friday, August 24, 2012

Dust Bowl Children

The 2012 North American Drought brings back memories of the great Dust Bowl of the 1930's.

2012 North American Drought

Here Dan Tyminski of Alison Krauss and Union Station sings Dust Bowl Children.


Dust Bowl Children – by Peter Rowan
My father’s name was Hannibal, Mama was Hanna-Mariah.
Everything we owned got all burned up in the great depression fire
Strip mines and one crop farming drained the green earth dry.
We lost it all till only love was left, and that was one thing money can’t buy.

We are all Dust Bowl Children
Singin’ the dust bowl song
And the crops won’t grow,
And the dust just blows

And the green fields are gone.
And the green grass growing fields are gone.

When the green fields are gone.
When the green grass growing fields are gone.

They said in California, there was work of every kind.
Well the only job that I ever got out there was waitin' on a welfare line.
Once I had a dollar, once I had a dream.
Now all the work is being done by a big ole machine.

We are all Dust Bowl Children
Singin’ the dust bowl song
And the crops won’t grow,
And the dust just blows

When the green fields are gone.
And the green grass growing fields are gone.

Let the green fields grow strong.
There’s a bluegrass revival going on.
Let the green fields grow strong,
There’s a grassroots revolution going on.

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