The Dixon Brothers (see “Sales Tax on the Women”) also wrote and performed this song. Although this song is not Depression specific it reflects the feelings and sentiments of those working for subsistent wages and difficult conditions. The cotton mills, which the whole Dixon family worked at from a very young age, had some of the worst working conditions of any manufacturing industries. The workers were nicknamed “lint heads” due to all the nap which they breathed. And it was the norm that one would lose their hearing completely if they worked for extended periods of time.
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