Parallel Anthology Track 11
Track 11: Buster Carter and Preston Young - A Lazy Farmer Boy Columbia 15702-D; Recorded in New York, 26.6.1931
Record label does not assign authorship. Nor does either Anthology booklet, or www.78discography.com.
The Roud Folksong Index classes this song as a version of Roud 438.
A search on the Roud Folksong Index under Roud 438 gives a number of examples of this song collected before the recording of Carter and Young's version from a wide geographical area (Nebraska, Missouri, N Carolina, Tennessee, W Virginia), dating from as early as 1905.
There are reasonable grounds for treating this composition as public domain.