Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Songs and Ballads
tl Lumberman's Alphabet," taken down for the editor in 1917 at VanceborOy Maine Jrom the recitation of a lumberjack, by Miss Thelma Kellogg.
1 A   is
B   is
C   is
D   is
1 E   is
F    is
G   is
H   is
3     I    is J    is K   is L    is
4      M   is N   is 0   is P    is
5      Q   «
R   is
S    is
T   is
6     U   is V   is W  is
he axe that laid the pine low, he boys that used it also, he chopping they all had to do, he danger that they are all in.
he echo that through the woods rang, he foreman at the head of the gang, he grindstone they all had to turn, he handle so smoothly worn.
he iron that marked their pine, he jovial that we were all in, he keen edge we keep on our axe, he lice that kept us from sleep.
he moss that chinked up our camps, he needle that mended our pants, he owl that hooted at night, he pine we always felled right.
he quarrelling we never allowed, he river whose waters we drove, he sleighs so stout and so strong, he team that hauled them along.
he use we put ourselves to,
he valley we cut our roads through,
he woods we left in the spring;
So now you have heard all I m going for to sing.

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