Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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

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46             Songs and Ballads
13     He shaved the crew a leetle mite.
The boys they did complain;
The one he shaved the worst of all
They called him Bill McLain.
14     About the first of April,
When Ross he did arrive, He said unto his barber; "Come let us take a drive.
15      " Bring your razor with you,
And see what we can do; We will go up to Lobster Lake And shave John Roland's crew.,,
16     When he got up to Lobster,
He met with a great surprise;
It was there he met the little cook
That blackened both his eyes.
17     Johnny stood and gazed on him
With his squinted eyes, Saying, "Mickey, I'll be square with you, And that before I die."
18     About this jolly barber
I m going to unfold, He belongs on St. John river And his name is Johnny Holmes.
19     It's on the St. John river
He begun his wild career; He robbed and stole, so I Ve been told And that's what drove him here.

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