Social Studies 8 Unit 3.1

1920s & 1930s Rise and Fall

The Great Escape

A Whole Lot of Trouble
Tell me now brother, “How’d it go down–
Your homesteading in a western town?”
“Oh brother, it ain’t gone right
Dust clouds boiled up as dark as night
A man can’t reap if a man can’t sow
Oh how I wish we never did go
I lost my tractor and I lost my cow
But I don’t give a damn about them now
Lost a whole lotta money but I don’t care
‘Cause I left our little baby there
There’s a whole lotta trouble Oklahoma way
And dust piling up on a little girl’s grave”