“Peaslee's Lumber Crew”
The various characters on Peaslee's lumber 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 "Hall's Lumber Crew", it's clear the singer is plugging names and descriptions into a generic structure. - PJS
- cf. "Hall's Lumber Crew" (very similar structure)
- cf. "The Lumber Camp Song" (theme) and references there
- Beck 68, "Peaslee's Lumber Crew" (1 text)
- Roud #8842
- BI, Be068