Shanty Teamster's Marseillaise

DESCRIPTION: "Come all ye gay teamsters, attention I pray, I'll sing you a ditty composed, by the way." The listeners are urged to cheer up in "this wretched country, the Opeongo." The new-hired crew, oppressed by the boss and Jerry Welch, walk out of their jobs
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Rickaby)
KEYWORDS: work logger hardtimes boss Indians(Am.) strike recitation
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Rickaby 28, "Shanty Teamster's Marseillaise" (1 text)
Roud #5091
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Canaday-I-O, Michigan-I-O, Colley's Run I-O" [Laws C17] (theme)
cf. "The Buffalo Skinners" (Laws B10a) (plot)
cf. "Boggy Creek or The Hills of Mexico" [Laws B10b]
NOTES: This is item cC31 in Laws's Appendix II. Laws does not so identify it, but I wouldn't be surprised if it derives from the Canaday-I-O or Buffalo Skinners family of songs. - RBW
File: Rick113

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