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The Jolly Lumbermen
Sung by Leary Miller, Lick Run, Clinton County. Collected by H. W. S[hoemaker], January, 1901 (Shoemaker, North Pennsyl­vania Minstrelsy, pp. 76-78).
1      Come, all you jolly lumbermen,
And listen to my song; But do not get uneasy,
For I won't detain you long. Concerning some jolly lumbermen
Who once agre[e]d to go And spend a winter recently
On Colley's Run, i-oh!
2     We landed in Lock Haven
The year of seventy-three. A minister of the Gospel
One evening said to me, Are you the party of lumbermen
That once agreed to go And spend a winter pleasantly
On Colley's Run, i-oh?
3     Oh, yes, we'll go to Colley's Run,
To that we will agree, Provided you pay good wages,
Our passage to and fro. Then we'll agree to accompany you
On Colley's Run, i-oh!

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