Hall's Lumber Crew

DESCRIPTION: The singer is hired for Hall's lumber crew; the various characters on the crew are described
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Beck-SongsOfTheMichiganLumberjacks)
KEYWORDS: lumbering work moniker humorous logger
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Beck-SongsOfTheMichiganLumberjacks 69, "Hall's Lumber Crew" (1 text)
Beck-LoreOfTheLumberCamps 109, "Hall's Lumber Crew" (1 text)

Roud #8841
cf. "Peaslee's Lumber Crew" (structure)
cf. "The Lumber Camp Song" (theme) and references there
NOTES [65 words]: 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 "Peaslee's Lumber Crew", it's clear the singer is plugging names and descriptions into a generic structure, although in this case he's added a bit of narrative. - PJS
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