“Young Forbest”


Elmer Forbest, described as a good Christian man, works five years for John McBean. One day, as the crew is cutting the trees, the wagon holding the logs fails and Forbest is crushed. His comrades bury him and his family mourns


This song is item dC52 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW


  1. Doerflinger, pp. 224-225, "Young Forbest" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4073
  3. BI, Doe224


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1951
Keywords: logger death work
Found in: Canada(Mar)