Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Maine Lumberjacks              61
4     They hired an Englishman in Bangor, Maine To go up and swamp, Bill Williams by name. When he got there, "I'm a chopper," says he; But the best he could do was to lodge every tree.
Sing fol-de-diddle, darow Li-turrol-o-day.
5     Says Whitten to Williams, "I know what 111 do, 111 send you to Suncook with bold Heehan too; So pack up your dunnage and the tote road you
take, For I know that McMannan will find you a mate." Sing fol-de-diddle, darow Li-turrol-o-day.
6     They hired a cook, from Orneville came he, And a dirtier old cook you never did see.
Raw beans and cold dough he would give us to eat, And about once a week a big feed of corned beef.
Sing fol-de-diddle, darow
7     They bought an alarm clock, this cook for to wake. He sometimes would n't hear it until it was late; And then he'd get up in a terrible stew.
Raw beans and cold dough he would feed to the crew. Sing fol-de-diddle, darow Li-turrol-o-day.
8     About six in the morning the cook he would shout: "Come bullies, come bullies, come bullies, roll out."

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