“Old David Ward”


Singer describes working in a lumber camp for David Ward, including a thieving foreman, an unpleasant employer, and a crooked scaler. The singer vows to leave and not return.


David E. Ward lumbered much territory north of Cadillac, Michigan; a small island village in the Manistee River, "Deward," is named for him. - PJS

Cross references


  1. Gardner/Chickering 115, "David Ward" (1 text)
  2. Beck 14, "Old David Ward" (1 text)
  3. Roud #6498
  4. BI, Be014


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1932 (Gardner/Chickering)
Found in: US(MW)