Don't Come to Michigan

DESCRIPTION: Singer tells listeners all the reasons not to come to the Michigan lumber woods: snakes, bugs, dangerous sawmills, corduroy roads, quack doctors, and thieving merchants.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Beck-SongsOfTheMichiganLumberjacks); Beck-TheyKnewPaulBunyan reports a claim that it was written in 1848
KEYWORDS: warning lumbering work nonballad logger
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Beck-SongsOfTheMichiganLumberjacks 3, "Don't Come to Michigan" (1 text)
Beck-TheyKnewPaulBunyan, pp. 116-119, "Don't Come to Michigan" (2 texts)
Beck-LoreOfTheLumberCamps 9, "Don't Come to Michigan" (1 text)
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia2, pp. 407-408, "Don't Come to Michigan" (1 text)

Roud #6524
cf. "The Rigs of the Times" (lyrics)
cf. "On Meesh-e-gan" (theme)
File: Be003

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