“Don't Come to Michigan”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1941 (Beck)
Keywords: warning lumbering work nonballad logger
Found in: US(MW)


Singer tells listeners all the reasons not to come to the Michigan lumber woods: snakes, bugs, dangerous sawmills, corduroy roads, quack doctors, and thieving merchants.

Cross references


  1. Beck 3, "Don't Come to Michigan" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6524
  3. BI, Be003