“Pickaxe Too Heavy”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Keywords: work
Found in: US(SE)

Description

"Oh, dis pickaxe am too heavy, Dis pickaxe am too heavy, Dis pickaxe am too heavy To heavy for my strength."

Notes

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

Cross references

References

  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 216, (no title) (1 fragment)
  2. BI, ScNF216A