Dying Tramper, The
DESCRIPTION: "A starving young tramper lay dying, His rucksack supporting his head." He asks that his mates "Wrap me up in my sleeping bag cover, And bury me deep down below." He asks that they carve big boots and ice axe on his grave "to show there's a tramper below"
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1950 (Cleveland-NZ)
KEYWORDS: death derivative clothes rambling burial
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cleveland-NZ, p. 82, "The Dying Tramper" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Wrap Me Up in My Tarpaulin Jacket" (tune)
NOTES [22 words]: This appears to be a gag parody of "The Dying Stockman" variant of "Wrap Me Up in My Tarpaulin Jacket" adapted to a modern hiker. - RBW
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