“A Horse Teamster”


Brady, a horse teamster driving for Cooley, comes to the skidway and asks for a tow. The teamster protests that his horses are stiff and lame, but Brady insists. The horses balk despite all his whipping; eventually he's hauled out by another team


In the early days, the teamsters in the pinewoods drove oxen, later horses and (less often) mules. - PJS

This song is item dC30 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW


  1. Beck 32, "A Horse Teamster" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4055
  3. BI, Be032


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1941 (Beck)
Keywords: lumbering work horse
Found in: US(MW)