Peaslee's Lumber Crew
DESCRIPTION: The various characters on Peaslee's lumber crew are described.
AUTHOR: Fred Walker
EARLIEST DATE: 1888
KEYWORDS: lumbering work humorous logger moniker nonballad
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Beck 68, "Peaslee's Lumber Crew" (1 text)
cf. "Hall's Lumber Crew" (very similar structure)
cf. "The Lumber Camp Song" (theme) and references there
NOTES: The "moniker song" consists mostly of listing the names of one's compatriots, and perhaps telling humorous vignettes about each; it's common among lumberjacks, hoboes, and probably other groups. Sometimes, as with this song and "Hall's Lumber Crew", it's clear the singer is plugging names and descriptions into a generic structure. - PJS
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