DESCRIPTION: Parody of "Fifteen Men on the Dead Man's Chest": "Sixteen men in a pine-slab bunk/Waken with grunt and growl...Coffee and flapjacks, pork and beans/Are waitin' to fill your snoots". In other words, yet another account of life in a lumber camp.
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Beck)
KEYWORDS: lumbering work logger nonballad parody
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Beck 18, "Bunkhouse Ballad" (1 text)
cf. "Fifteen Men on the Dead Man's Chest"
cf. "The Lumber Camp Song" (theme) and references there
NOTES: Fifteen Men on the Dead Man's Chest" was included in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. In 1891 Young E. Allison, of Louisville, KY, published a long and bloody version. Beck speculates that the composer of this parody may have seen Allison's, but without that text, it's impossible to tell. - PJS
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