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           51
Such up-river tearing,
blaspheming and swearing, Drinking and fighting, 't is their down-river game.
7     Brade Kelley will poison
a man on bad whiskey, For pastime they will banish
their lager and ale; Then on the corner,
when he does get frisky, They will call for Tim Carey
to take him to jail.
8     The mother of Moses and the law
of this country, I Ve seen better laws
mongst the heathen Chinese; On your little P. L
a man can get drunk And then sober up
under the shade of a tree.
9     It's true Fma native
of Prince Edward's Isle, I left my dear parents
when eighteen years old; It was my intention
for all to do better And to return unto them
with great handuls of gold.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III