Five Boss Highway

DESCRIPTION: Hard times in the fall making local roads. The job is run by five incompetent bosses who considered themselves gentlemen, above involvement in the job, even when workers are injured. "No bloomin' wonder our government's broke"
AUTHOR: Micky Jim MacNeil (according to Bennett/Downey-JeromeJustOneMoreSong)
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (Guigné-ForgottenSongsOfTheNewfoundlandOutports)
KEYWORDS: work injury political
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Bennett/Downey-JeromeJustOneMoreSong 11, pp. 94-99, "Five Boss Highway" (1 text)
Guigné-ForgottenSongsOfTheNewfoundlandOutports, pp. 133-135, "Five-Boss Highway" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #24292
Jerome Downey, "Five Boss Highway" (on NFJDowney01)
cf. "Employment Song" (subject)
NOTES [19 words]: Bennett/Downey-JeromeJustOneMoreSong: "...the road-making that occasioned Micky's song dates to the mid-20s...." - BS
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