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The Lumberman in Town
Sung by Dyer, a mill-hand, of East Eddington, Maine, in 1901, and taken down by W. H. Hardy, of Brewer, Maine.
1      When the lumberman comes down, Ev'ry pocket bears a crown,
And he wa-a-anders some pretty girl to find.
If she is not too sly, with her dark and rolling eye, The lumberman is pleased in his mind, The lumberman is pleased in his mind.
2      The landlady comes in,
She is dressed so neat and trim,
She looks just like an ev-en-in' star;
She's ready to wait on him, if she finds he's in good trim, Chalk him down for two to one at the bar, Chalk him down for two to one at the bar.
3      The lumberman goes on
Till his earnt money's all spent and gone,
Then the landlady begins to frown.
With her dark and rolling eye, this will always be her cry; "Lumberman, it is time that you were gone, Lumberman, it is time that you were gone."
4      She gives him to understand There's a boat to be a-manned, And away up the river he must go:
Good liquor and a song, it's go hitch your horses on; Bid adieu to the girls of St. John, Bid adieu to the girls of St. John.






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