Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Mell Whitten
Taken down for the editor by a former student in the University of Maine, 1916. "White-headed Bob" is supposed to be the principal author, with Heyward and Marshall assisting.
1      In the month of October eighteen eighty-two, Mell Whitten from Bangor he started a crew. A crew of young fellows with him he did take, And he landed them safely upon Moosehead Lake.
Sing fol-de-diddle, darow Li-turrol-o-day.
2     When he arrived at the North West Carry, There he met our boss and we got on a spree.
We put up our store house and struck for the camp; But we lost one of our bushmen all on that wild tramp.
Sing fol-de-diddle, darow
3     When we got there the boss he did say: "There's axes to grind and there's no time for stay, For next Monday morning to the woods you must
g0>, And it's forty-five spruce every day you must
Sing fol-de-diddle, darow

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