DESCRIPTION: Peelhead owns the saw mill. "All the kind o' logs they got Was small rough saplin' pine." Hope for better times: "not like it was last summer When you said they'd be good times, And some o' your men you owe six months, And more you do owe nine"
AUTHOR: William McKay "of the Millstream" (Manny/Wilson)
EARLIEST DATE: 1948 (Manny/Wilson)
KEYWORDS: lumbering hardtimes humorous moniker boss horse
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Manny/Wilson 37, "Peelhead" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST MaWi037 (Partial)
NOTES: Manny/Wilson: "The song ... is a typical woods satire about a lumber operator, Isaac Anderson, nick-named 'Peelhead,' who flourished in the 1880's. There is a mention for everyone in the woods crew, including the horses, and the usual fling at the employer. Actually the reproaches in the last verse were not very serious complaints in the 1880's, when so much of the lumber business was done on credit." - BS
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