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The Bently Boys

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The Bently Boys

The Bently Boys has been played on NTS shows including Death Is Not The End, with Down On Penny's Farm first played on 12 March 2016.

Little to nothing is known about this '20s folk group, though their sharecropping saga "Down on Penny's Farm" (recorded in 1929 for Columbia) was enjoyed by many folk revivalists including Bob Dylan when it was included on Harry Smith's 1952 folksong compendium, Anthology of American Folk Music. Dylan borrowed the melody, arrangement, opening lines and alternate title ('Hard Times in the Country') to derive his early 'Hard Times in New York Town', and many have pointed to 'Down on…

Down On Penny's Farm
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