Chance McGear

DESCRIPTION: Young Chance McGear, against his parents' advice, becomes a logger. While he and his partner are loading logs, one swings around and strikes him in the head, killing him. The logging company sends his body back to his parents.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Beck)
KEYWORDS: lumbering logger work death family
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Beck 60, "Chance McGear" (1 text)
Roud #4054
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Harry Dunn (The Hanging Limb)" [Laws C14] (plot) and references there
NOTES: This song is item dC32 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
File: Be060

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