“Hall's Lumber Crew”


The singer is hired for Hall's lumber crew; the various characters on the crew are described


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. Sometimes, as with this song and "Peaslee's Lumber Crew", it's clear the singer is plugging names and descriptions into a generic structure, although in this case he's added a bit of narrative. - PJS

Cross references


  1. Beck 69, "Hall's Lumber Crew" (1 text)
  2. Roud #8841
  3. BI, Be069


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1941 (Beck)
Found in: US(MW)