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.
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Beck)
KEYWORDS: lumbering logger work death family
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Beck 60, "Chance McGear" (1 text)
cf. "Harry Dunn (The Hanging Limb)" [Laws C14] (plot) and references there
NOTES: This song is item dC32 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
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