“The Dying Hogger”


"A hogger on his deathbed lay, His life was oozing fast away...." He does not want a tombstone, merely memorials of his career. He asks to be buried in the shade of the watertank, "And put within my cold, still hand, A monkey-wrench and the old oil can."


  1. Sandburg, pp. 186-187, "The Dying Hogger" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13615
  3. BI, San186


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (Sandburg)
Found in: US