This is the song adaptation chronology of my slide guitar version of, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn.
My first experience with the tune was in my teens from the Harry Smith LP box Collection on Folkways Records, a folk goldmine which my brother Mike and I would wrangle from the Fontana Library every chance we could. The song was originally titled The Lazy Farmer Boy.
Here’s a link to that first influential 78RPM recording, which was recorded for Columbia Records in 1931 by Buster Carter and Preston Young
Here’s a version credited jointly with Alison Krauss and Union Station and myself, Recorded live September 21, 2013 at The Louisville Palace, in Louisville, Kentucky.
Here’s a version performed by Robert Plant for TCM’s Crossroads (2010).
Here’s a Celtic version done by Dan Tyminski for the series, Transatlantic Sessions (2009), featuring Aly Bain (The Boys of the Lough) and Jerry Douglas.
Here’s a version done for the movie Broken Circle Breakdown (2012).