Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Maine Lumberjacks             27
20     The ground and church were crowded
With people, young and old, Once more to gaze on that face In death now pale and cold.
21      His casket was decorated
With flowers, fresh and fair; His pillow, too, with every hue Of roses, bright and fair.
22     His brothers of the order,
As they marched two by two, On his casket a sprig let fall, A token of the due.
23     The young man's name was Guy Read
His age was twenty-three; On September the eighth was killed In a town known as Riley.
24     In a little town of Barian
He is sleeping beneath the earth; He is sleeping with his kindred near The spot that gave him birth.
25     His mother died early
When he was but a lad. They laid her down to slumber . In a forest fair and wide.
26     Two brothers and a sister
Possessing wealth in store. Sunny sky and music sweet Will not the dead restore.

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