Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Maine Lumberjacks             45
6     If he begins a-shaving there,
The crew will let him know That they will surely kill him Or down river he must go.
7     When Loveland hired the barber,
He gave him to understand He was to shave all the crew, Each and every man.
8     He shaved the crew, the bosses too,
And all around the place; But the next he shaved was Loveland, And he done it before his face.
9     When Loveland found that he was getting beat,
These words to him did say: "I think IVe had you long enough, I'll settle with you to-day.
10     "I think IVe had you long enough,
Your pockets you did fill; They say you built two houses Down on the Baptists' hill."
11      He shaved the crew, the houses too,
And all around the farm; They say he built two houses Where Loveland built a barn.
12     The year he shaved for Isaac Terrill
When Gibbons was the boss He shaved the crew a leetle mite To pay for the mare they lost.






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