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G OME all you brave young shanty boys, and list while I relate Concerning a young shanty boy and his untimely
fate; Concerning a young river man, so manly, true and
brave; 'Twas on a jam at Gerry's Rock he met his watery grave;
'Twas on a Sunday morning as you will quickly hear, Our logs were piled up mountain high, we could not
keep them clear. Our foreman said, " Come on, brave boys, with
hearts devoid of fear, We'll break the jam on Gerry's Rock and for Agons-
town we'll steer."
Now, some of them were willing, while others they were not,
All for to work on Sunday they did not think they ought ;
But six of our brave shanty boys had volunteered to go
And break the jam on Gerry's Rock with their fore­man, young Monroe.

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