“The Man from Conner's Crew”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1941 (Beck)
Keywords: lumbering work rescue dying logger worker recitation
Found in: US(MW)


The singer, a novice "river hog" in the pinewoods, chances the "Hulling Machine" rapids rather than portage his canoe. Caught, he prepares to die, gamely shouting "Halloo" to Conner's crew as he passes them. One of them rescues him.


Beck leaves it up in the air whether this was a recitation or a song to which his informant had forgotten a tune. However, it reads more like a recitation, so I've assigned it that keyword. - PJS

This song is item dC42 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW


  1. Beck 29, "The Man from Conner's Crew" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4063
  3. BI, Be029