Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

A Collection Of Traditional & Folk Songs of the area with Lyrics & Commentaries -online book

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6               Songs and Ballads
18     And when the time had come
And she was called to go, Her last request was granted, To be laid by young Monroe.
19     Come all you brave young shanty boys,
I *d have you call and see Two green graves by the river side Where grows a hemlock tree.
20     The shanty boys cut off the wood
Where lay those lovers low T is the handsome Clara Vernon And her true love, Jack Monroe.
"Gerry's Rock," taken down in 19/5 by Miss Thelma Kellogg^ University 0/Maine student, as sung by a lumberjack in her home town} VanceborOy Maine.
i Come all of you bold shanty boys, Wherever you may be; I would have you pay attention And listen unto me,
2 While I tell you of some shanty boys, So noble and so brave, Who broke the jam on Gerry's rock And found a watery grave.

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