Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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

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Maine Lumberjacks           35
10     Simon Norton, being wide awake,
When the fire, it first began: To put it out, he quickly said Was beyond the power of man.
11      The alarm of fire being given
Each man sprang to his feet, With blinding eyes and wild alarm Took the first thing he could meet.
12     Some lost their boots, some lost their shoes,
And some their hats likewise; Our provisions were our greatest loss, There burning before our eyes.
13     Our provisions being all destroyed,
We waited for the morning gleam To pursue our way thru the rugged files To the camps on Sandy Stream.
14     When the morning light, it did appear
Our employer led the van, And by his strenuous efforts proved To be no common man.
15     He plowed along most bravely,
Though tired, weary and lame, Until he arrived at his logging camps On the banks of Sandy Stream.
16     Without loss of time he did dispatch
A man with food straightway To meet these weary travelers And help them on their way.

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