This remarkable song was written and sung by Mrs. Mary Sullivan. It was recorded in the Shafter FSA Camp in 1941 by collectors Robert Sonkin and Charles Todd. The song tells of an incredible odyssey Mrs. Sullivan lived through in her journey from Texas to California. It includes floods, homesickness and gratitude for government assistance. The narrative, I think, rivals the great ballads of Woody Guthrie. But this is not a story about others, this is her story. Of all the Dust Bowl material I have heard this is certainly one of the most moving.