“Les Reeder”


Les Reeder's mother begs him not to work on Sundays. He tells her he won't any more after this one last time. Needless to say, he's killed on the skidway by a log.


[Beck reports,] "Logs were skidded to the skidway, where they were piled to be hauled to the rollways or to the narrow-gauge railroads." - PJS

This song is item dC34 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Beck 63, "Les Reeder" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4053
  3. BI, Be063


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