Straw Boss


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Straw Boss

A member of a work crew who supervises the crew in addition to performing normal duties alongside them.
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Snook, seatrout, redfish, tarpon and jacks have all fallen victim to the Straw Boss.
The straw boss had the job of leading the field, and all choppers or "hoe'ers," as some were called, were expected to maintain a steady gait and not lag behind.
In "Good Ir'n" Belafonte is a straw boss goading and cajoling his crew as they stack rails, and in the blues tune "Nobody's Business but Mine" he leads a gang of gravel tampers singing to the beat of their tools.