John Singleton [Laws C15]
DESCRIPTION: Singleton, chief sawyer in a lumber mill, is killed by the sawmill's machinery. His body is sent home to be buried.
AUTHOR: John Morrison?
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Beck)
KEYWORDS: logger death technology lumbering
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Laws C15, "John Singleton"
Beck 62, "John Singleton" (1 text)
DT 837, JONSINGL
NOTES: Laws quotes Beck to the effect that the song was by "John Morrison," but Paul Stamler observes that Beck spells the name "Morison." Chances are that Dave D. Smith, who made the attribution, did not spell out the name, and Back and Laws used different spellings. - RBW
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