“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


  1. Beck 66, "Dick Derrick's Rear" (1 text)
  2. Roud #8844
  3. BI, Be066


Author: Plumb Bob Jack and cohorts (?)
Earliest date: 1941 (Beck)
Found in: US(MW)