DESCRIPTION: "If you ever go to lumbering woods, Please take my advice": don't work for Charley Bell. His spruce is rotten, his road is too crooked to be steered, his food squeals when bitten, and you get eaten alive by lice from Charley.
AUTHOR: Patrick Murphy
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Manny/Wilson)
KEYWORDS: warning lumbering ordeal humorous nonballad
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Manny/Wilson 10, "Charley Bell" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST MaWi010 (Partial)
NOTES: And he's ugly, too.
(No, amazingly enough, the song doesn't say that. Author Patrick Murphy is said to have been a circus performer. His act must have been interesting, to say the least.) - RBW
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