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Ballad of the Boll Weevil

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 9
Categories: American, Folk Tale



Appeared in

Hear the Wind Blow: American Folk Songs Retold

Story Summary

A comic lament about the uncomic devastation of the South by the cotton-boll weevil, a story begun in Texas around 1900.