Dam on Baldwin Creek, The [Laws C21]
DESCRIPTION: Sawmill boss Bill Reed has set up a cofferdam which fails; the sawmill is saved by sandbags placed by Old George Shane. Reed tries to restart the mill too soon; his errors cause him to be replaced by Old George
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Beck)
KEYWORDS: logger flood boss lumbering
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Laws C21, "The Dam on Baldwin Creek"
Beck 30, "The Dam on Baldwin Creek" (1 text)
DT 838, BALDCRK
NOTES [34 words]: Beck notes that some versions of this song include a few obscenities. Not [his text], though. - PJS
One can only wish one knew the sources of Beck's information, as his is the only version known to Laws. - RBW
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