“Wright and Ketchen Line”


Singer describes working on the Wright and Ketchen narrow-gauge lumber railroad, and the characters with whom he works. At the end of the season, he plans to go to Saginaw and spend his money.


This comes close to being a nonballad, since very little happens in it; after being turned out in the woods, everyone works -- after which the song deviates into character descriptions. - PJS


  1. Beck 16, "Wright and Ketchen Line" (1 text)
  2. Roud #8865
  3. BI, Be016


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