Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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

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34            Songs and Ballads
3      'T was the twentieth day of April
We left the town of Lee; Bern' full of fun and frolicsome, We jogged on merrily,
4     Until we arrived at Medway
Late in the e-ve-nin' To stop that night and enjoy ourselves, When all hands did begin!
5     The landlord then in one of his fits,
Like a demon did appear, (With eyeballs fierce and glaring, He would fill your heart with fear).
6     He ordered us to stop our noise
Or quit his house straightway. An' he'd keep no more an open door In that one-horse town, Medway.
7     So early the next morning
Our employer, he did say: "Come now, my boys, get ready, For we must haste away."
8     We marched along in single file,
And good time we did make Until we arrive at a logging camp At Millinocket Lake.
9     And some being tired and weary
Lay down and went to sleep, While others, being wide awake, Happened a watch to keep.

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