“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

Cross references


  1. Beck 68, "Peaslee's Lumber Crew" (1 text)
  2. Roud #8842
  3. BI, Be068


Author: Fred Walker
Earliest date: 1888
Found in: US(MW)