DESCRIPTION: "It's of the Eau Claire River, a stream I'm sure you know, It's of a crew of shanty boys who worked through the snow, And as to old Hazeltine, he's a lousy son-of-a-bitch... For the cheating... and the stabbing of his crew, I think he's an old screw."
AUTHOR: probably Bert Taplin
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Peters)
KEYWORDS: lumbering work accusation
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peters, p. 91, "Old Hazeltine" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: It is curious to note that, although informant Bert Taplin claimed to have written this song (and even, while drunk, to have sung it in the presence of the man it insulted), the tune transcribed in Peters fits only four of the six lines of text, and it does not appear that it could be adapted to fit the final two. - RBW
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