Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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16            Songs and Ballads
And when the swampers begin to clear, They show the teamster where to steer,
Heigh ho! drink round, brave boys,
And jolly brave boys are we.
4     And when we get them on to the sled,
Drink round, brave boys! drink round, brave boys! And when we get them on to the sled,
Jolly brave boys are we; And when we get them on to the sled, "Haw! back, Bright!" it goes ahead,
Heigh ho! drink round, brave boys,
And jolly brave boys are we.
5     Then, when we get them on to the stream,
Drink round, brave boys! drink round, brave boys! Then, when we get them on to the stream,
Jolly brave boys are we; So, when we get them on to the stream, We'll knock out the fid and roll them in,
Heigh ho! drink round, brave boys,
And jolly brave boys are we.
6     And when we get them down to the boom,
Drink round, brave boys! drink round, brave boys! And when we get them down to the boom,
Jolly brave boys are we; And when we get them down to the boom, We'll call at the tavern for brandy and rum,
Heigh ho! drink round, brave boys,
And jolly brave boys are we.






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