More Music for Farm Girls and Guys, Comic Edition

Sharon February 28th, 2010

Over at the ye newe blogge (www.scienceblogs.com/casaubonsbook), I’ve got a couple of posts up about the best songs to put on an agrarian mix CD.  Here’s a few more to add to the mix, including some of the funny ones.  Unfortunately, the embed video function is not working for me, so I’ve had to link:

First of all, I knew the Arrogant Worms from “I am Cow” and “Carrot Juice is Murder” but this is absolutely my new favorite song – and I suggest that this is exactly how displaced farmers should respond as they lose their land.  I will happily lead the agrarian pirates movement!  KB, thank you so much for this one!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjmA8Lhnlx4

Gotta include one of the classic feminist country songs, about the joys of farm life with a good man…and why going back to the subsistence life is a better process if you do it equitably:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW7XenMAjiA

Eli went through a period where “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” was his favorite song and we listened to it, ummm…a lot more times than any person should have to, so I can’t possibly include anything by John Denver here, even if muppets were involved, but I’m liking Jody Miller’s Voice when she sings “Thank God I’m a Country Girl”  – what amazing pipes – and a nice fiddle too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvtjd8Qa-4E

I’m having fun with this – more suggestions, serious and silly are all welcome!

Sharon

6 Responses to “More Music for Farm Girls and Guys, Comic Edition”

  1. K. B. says:

    Glad you liked it! It has a permanent spot on my play list :)

  2. Apple Jack Creek says:

    K.B., it’s one of my favourites too. When they play it at the pub, everyone sings along to the chorus, too! :)

  3. Roy says:

    Don’t forget Boney Fingers by Hoyt Axton. Several places on the web including LuLu and http://www.wikio.com/video/564969.

  4. Lori Scott says:

    One of my all time favourites that got a lot of airplay in Oz was
    “Cows with Guns”
    I’m pretty sure it was on the youtube!

  5. NM says:

    Thank you so much for introducing me to The Arrogant Worms. Must stop laughing long enough to go find a cd.
    Here’s the link to Cows with Guns, which is also one of my favorites:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPhWfSeMYHA

  6. knutty knitter says:

    Try the kids on Marcus Turner’s Spider in the Bath (you have to look in the new zealand pages but it is really neat and comes with the music if you want.)

    viv in nz

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