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             67
8      It is not right to press a boy
Or try to keep him down; It ofttimes makes him leave his home When he is far too young.
9     There's adieu unto my nearer friend,
That is my mother dear; She had reared a son of hers, All in her tender care.
10     And little did my mama think,
When she sung sweet lullaby, What country I might travel in Or the death that I might die.
11      Here's adieu unto those Island girls,
Those Island girls so true,
12     No more I '11 walk those flowery banks
To see those ships pass by And steamers floating in the breeze, With canvas half-mast high.
13      In the city of Boiestown
Where my mouldering bones do lie ..... .                              .               .               .

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