Dying Hogger, The

DESCRIPTION: "A hogger on his deathbed lay, His life was oozing fast away...." He does not want a tombstone, merely memorials of his career. He asks to be buried in the shade of the watertank, "And put within my cold, still hand, A monkey-wrench and the old oil can."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Sandburg)
KEYWORDS: railroading train death burial lastwill
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Sandburg, pp. 186-187, "The Dying Hogger" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #13615
File: San186

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