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Songs about The Great Depression, Songs & Lyrics

Songs about hunger, poverty, unemployment and Prohibition


All I Got's Gone, by Ernest V. Stoneman, 1934

All I Want, Jim Garland, 1932

All In and Down and Out Blues, Uncle Dave Macon, 1937

Arizona, Jack Bryant, 1940

Blowin' Down This Road, Woody Guthrie, 1940

Breadline Blues, Bernard Slim Smith, 1931

Brother Can You Spare A Dime, E. Yip Harburg, 1931

Buy American, Al Lewis, 1933

(Civilian Conservation Corps.) CCC Blues, Washboard Sam, 1938

Collector Man Blues, 1934

Cool Water, Bob Nolan, 1936

Cotton Mill Colic, Dave McCarn, 1926

Debts, Irving Berlin, 1933

Do Re Mi, Woody Guthrie, 1937

Dust Bowl Blues, Woody Guthrie, 1937

Dust Bowl Refugee, Woody Guthrie, 1938

Dust Can't Kill Me, Woody Guthrie, 1938

Dusty Old Dust, Woody Guthrie, 1935

Happy Days Are Here Again, Jack Yellen, 1929

How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Time and Live, Blind Alfred Reed, 1929

I Ain't Got No Home, Woody Guthrie, 1938

I'd Rather Not Be On Relief, Lester Hunter, 1932

I'm a Jolly Banker, Woody Guthrie, 1940

I'm In The Market For You, Joseph McCarthy, 1930

I've Got the Profiteering Blues, Al. Wilson & Irving Bibo, 1920

If I Ever Get A Job Again, Samuel Lewis, 1932

In the Fall of 29, W. Lee O'Daniel, 1933

Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries, Lew Brown & Ray Henderson, 1931

Love For Sale, Cole Porter, 1932

March of the Hungry Men, Reginald Wright Kaufman, 1930

Money in the Pocket, Bob Russell & Carl Sigman, 1946

No Depression in Heaven, Alvin Pleasant Carter, 1930s

No Dough Blues, Arthur Blind Blake, 1928

Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out, Jimmy Cox, 1923

NRA Blues, Bill Cox, 1933

Page Mr. Volstead, Bob Miller, 1930

Poor Man, Rich Man (Cotton Mill Colic No. 2), Dave McCarn, 1930

Prohibition is a Failure Lowe Stokes, 1930

Prosperity Is Just Around Which Corner, Carson Robison, 1932

Raisin' The Rent, Ted Koehler & Harold Arlen, 1933

Rich Man and the Poor Man, Bob Miller, 1932

Talking Dust Bowl Blues, Woody Guthrie, 1940 or before

Ten Cents A Dance, Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers, 1930

The Five Year Plan, Cyril Montrose, 1939

The Great Dust Storm, Woody Guthrie, 1935

The Panic Is On, Hezekiah Jenkins, 1931

The Poor Forgotten Man, Bob Miller, 1932

The (Prohibition) Enforcement Blues, Allen Brothers, 1930

Tom Joad, Woody Guthrie, 1940

Unemployment Stomp, Big Bill Broonzy, 1938

Vigilante Man, Woody Guthrie, 1940

Wall Street Blues, W. C. Handy, 1929

We're In The Money (The "Gold Diggers Song"), Al Dubin, 1933

When Hollywood Goes Black And Tan, Leon Rene & Otis Rene, 1935

White House Blues, Charlie Poole, 1933