“Dick Derrick's Rear”
The song lists the men who ran logs for foreman Dick Derrick. One, a "mossback" (farmer), shoves his girlfriend through a window; another falls in the creek.
The "moniker song" consists mostly of listing the names of one's compatriots, and perhaps telling humorous vignettes about each; it's common among lumberjacks, hoboes, and probably other groups. - PJS
- Beck 66, "Dick Derrick's Rear" (1 text)
- Roud #8844
- BI, Be066