Lumber Wagon Blues

DESCRIPTION: "Some women have their troubles, The men have theirs likewise, Compare the two with agony." A mlliner's daughter loves a shanty-boy. "The shanty boy... measures Susie's waist" but dislikes her makeup. He declares he has learned to cook for himself
AUTHOR: George Nye (Georgiana Keopcke), according to Gard/Sorden
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (The Knapsack magazine, April 1929 issue, according to Gard/Sorden)
KEYWORDS: love courting rejection humorous
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Robert E. Gard and L. G. Sorden, _Wisconsin Lore: Antics and Anecdotes of Wisconsin People and Places_, Wisconsin House, 1962, pp. 107-108, "Lumber Wagon Blues" (1 text, with no evidence that the song went into tradition)
File: GaSo107

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