Employment Song

DESCRIPTION: The singer has trouble finding work after writing the 'Five Boss Highway' song. He finds the manager digging in the mud. The manager says "I didn't think a poet would work in such a place." "Twas the bosses in the ditches that really made me smile."
AUTHOR: Micky Jim MacNeil (according to Bennett/Downey-JeromeJustOneMoreSong)
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (Guigné-ForgottenSongsOfTheNewfoundlandOutports)
KEYWORDS: work political
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Bennett/Downey-JeromeJustOneMoreSong 12, pp. 100-102, "Employment Song" (1 text
Guigné-ForgottenSongsOfTheNewfoundlandOutports, pp. 168-169, "Highway Song (Employment Song)" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #24296
Jerome Downey, "Employment Song" (on NFJDowney01)
cf. "Five Boss Highway" (subject)
File: BeDo100

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