Pickaxe Too Heavy
DESCRIPTION: "Oh, dis pickaxe am too heavy, Dis pickaxe am too heavy, Dis pickaxe am too heavy To heavy for my strength."
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Scarborough)
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 216, (no title) (1 fragment)
cf. "Take This Hammer" (theme)
NOTES [31 words]: This is obviously reminiscent of "Nine Pound Hammer/Take This Hammer" and the like. But the song applies to a different occupation, so -- for lack of additional words -- I split them. - RBW
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