When O'Connor Drew His Pay
DESCRIPTION: O'Connor (a logger), after drawing his pay, goes on a spree, starts a fire, and is arrested. Taken to "limbo" (jail), he pays his fine and they ship him (as freight) back to the woods. He swears he's "never spent his savings quite so pleasurably before"
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Beck)
KEYWORDS: lumbering drink prison fire money humorous
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Beck 35, "When O'Connor Drew His Pay" (1 text)
NOTES [29 words]: The text is incomplete, but gives the flavor of the song. I used "prison" as a keyword only because we don't have "jail." - PJS
This song is item dC44 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
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