Manson's Crew

DESCRIPTION: "It's on the Tomahawk river, a stream you all know well, It's of a crew of shanty boys, a story I would tell." He describes many members of the crew. He ends by wishing good luck to George Manson and others and prepares to leave for Wausau
AUTHOR: adapted by Bert Taplin
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Peters); supposedlywrittenaround 1894
KEYWORDS: logger moniker
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peters, pp. 89-90, "Manson's Crew" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9072
NOTES: Bert Taplin, who supplied this song, claimed to have written it around 1894. There are enough local Wisconsin references (the Tomahawk river, Wausau) that it seems likely that the version as we have it is indeed Taplin's work. But it was clearly inspired by one or another of the many logging songs of this basic type. - RBW
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