Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Maine Lumberjacks             39
7 Our food the dogs would laugh at, Our beds was on the snow, And we suffered worse 'an pizen In Canaday-I-O.
There are eleven stanzas in "The Buffalo Skinners," of which I quote the first five as given in Lomax's Cowboy Songs, pp. 158-159, in order to show the correspondence with " CanadayJ-O."
1      Come all you jolly fellows
and listen to my song, There are not many verses,
it will not detain you long; It's concerning some young fellows
who did agree to go And spend one summer pleasantly
on the range of the buffalo.
2     It happened in Jacksboro
in the spring of seventy-three, A man by the name of Crego
came stepping up to me, Saying, "How do you do, young fellow,
and how would you like to go And spend one summer pleasantly
on the range of the buffalo ?"
3     " It '$ me being out of employment,"
this to Crego I did say, "This going out on the buffalo range depends upon the pay.

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