Who Sang Pastures of Plenty? Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott South Coast cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1995
length: 2:49
producer: Bob Feldman
vocal: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
mixer: Eric Peltoniemi and Paul Baron
engineer: Brent Sigmeth
guitar: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
editor: Chris Frymire and Eric Peltoniemi
associate producer: Eric Peltoniemi
Some other versions of "Pastures of Plenty"


It's a mighty hard row that my poor hands have hoed
My poor feet have traveled a hot dusty road
Out of your Dust Bowl and Westward we rolled
And your deserts were hot and your mountains were cold
I worked in your orchards of peaches and prunes
I slept on the ground in the light of the moon
On the edge of the city you'll see us and then
We come with the dust and we go with the wind
California, Arizona, I harvest your crops
Well its North up to Oregon to gather your hops
Dig the beets from your ground, cut the grapes from your vine
To set on your table your light sparkling wine
Green pastures of plenty from dry desert ground
From the Grand Coulee Dam where the waters run down
Every state in the Union us migrants have been
We'll work in this fight and we'll fight till we win
It's always we rambled, that river and I
All along your green valley, I will work till I die
My land I'll defend with my life if need be
Cause my pastures of plenty must always be free

CD 1
  • 1 Pastures of Plenty
  • 2 If I Were a Carpenter
  • 3 Cocaine Blues
  • 4 I Ain't Got No Home
  • 5 Will James
  • 6 The Buffalo Skinners (On the Trail of the Buffalo)
  • 7 Rake and Ramblin' Boy
  • 8 South Coast
  • 9 Talkin' Dust Bowl
  • 10 Mean Old Bedbug Blues
  • 11 Ludlow Massacre
  • 12 San Francisco Bay Blues

  • Release information
    label: Red House Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 033651005926
    script: Latin