Dying Bushman, The

DESCRIPTION: "I've knocked around the logging camps since early boyhood days." "Now my chopping days are over." "For my slasher is all rusty and my axe handle's broke." He was once a great cutter, but that is over. He hopes to be buried suitably
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1975 (recorded by Phil Garland on "Colonial Yesterdays")
KEYWORDS: lumbering New Zealand death
FOUND IN: New Zealand
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GarlandFaces-NZ, p. 30, "(The Dying Bushman)" (1 text, a shortened compilation of at least four traditional versions)
File: PGar030

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