DESCRIPTION: Les Reeder's mother begs him not to work on Sundays. He tells her he won't any more after this one last time. Needless to say, he's killed on the skidway by a log.
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Beck)
KEYWORDS: lumbering logger death work mother
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Beck 63, "Les Reeder" (1 text)
cf. "The Dream of the Miner's Child" (theme)
NOTES [32 words]: [Beck reports,] "Logs were skidded to the skidway, where they were piled to be hauled to the rollways or to the narrow-gauge railroads." - PJS
This song is item dC34 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
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