I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister

Title

I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister

Digital Object

Performer

Trusty, E.L.

Date Recorded

1937-10-23

AFS Number

1562B1

AFC Collection

AFC 1937/001

AFC Catalog Record

Editor Note

Identified as "Brother Trusty" on the AFS card, this singer is assumed to be E.L. Trusty, whom the Lomaxes recorded in Paintsville in early September, although the drastically different fidelities between the sessions make absolute confidence difficult. Unclear how they met again in West Liberty, or if somehow these later recordings were geographically misidentified. Trusty refers to "Pond Creek, Kentucky, right over here," after the performance - a site much closer to Paintsville than to West Liberty - although that is arguably a casual comment.

Genre

topical song

Instrumentation

vocal

State

Kentucky

County

Morgan

Town

West Liberty

Citation

“I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister,” Alan Lomax Kentucky Recordings, accessed December 7, 2021, https://lomaxky.omeka.net/items/show/1094.

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