Poor Old Dirt Farmer
Composer: Tracy Schwarz

Poor Old Dirt Farmer was played by Phil Lesh with the Terrapin Family Band in 2013.

The song was written by Tracy Schwarz in 1966 when he was working as a farmer during a period of drought. It was first released by the Strange Creek Singers (Mike Seeger, Tracy Schwarz, Hazel Dickens, Alice Gerrard and Lamar Grier) in 1972.


info Strange Creek Singers, Strange Creek Singers, 1972
info Les Quatre Vieux Garçons, Dewey and Tony Balfa, and Tracy and Peter Schwarz, 1984
no info Playing Even Better, David Lindley + Hani Naser, 1995
info 40 Years of Concert Performances, New Lost City Ramblers, 2001
no info Dirt Farmer, Levon Helm, 2007
no info Now Hear This!: 15 Great Tunes Hand-Picked By The Word, Dec 2007, Various Artists (Levon Helm), 2007
info 50 Years: Where Do You Come from, Where Do You Go?, The New Lost City Ramblers, 2009
no info Ghost Town, Marley's Ghost, 2010
no info Minstrel, Suemarr, 2014

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