Mose Allison's "Parchman Farm" is distinct from earlier blues songs of the same name (all of which were about Mississippi State Penitentiary, a hard-time prison known as Parchman Farm). The song has been covered by a number of artists including Blue Cheer, Jeff Buckley, Cactus, Rick Derringer, Georgie Fame, The Kingston Trio, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (who released it as a Decca Records single in 1966,) Hot Tuna, and others.
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