This song was first recorded by the Carter Family and authorship is credited to A.P. Carter. Their version was recorded in 1936 in New York City but may have actually been written about the previous Depression in the 1890’s. A. P. Carter often claimed authorship for traditional songs and ones that had no known author. This song, performed here by The 198 String Band, offers a spiritual response to the Depression.
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