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             69
6     There is danger in the lumber woods
Where death lurks silent there, And I have fell a victim All to its monstrous snare.
7     Here's adieu unto you, Father,
T was you that drove me here, I could not well agree with you, Your treatment was severe.
8     A man should never force a boy
Or try to keep him down, For it often drives him from his home When he is far too young.
9     Here's adieu unto a better friend
I mean my mother dear, Little did I think I would fall a victim
When I left her tender care.
10     It's little did my mother know
When she sung sweet lullaby, In what country I would end my days Or what death I might die.
11     Here's adieu to Prince Edward Island
That garden in the seas; No more I'll roam it's flowery banks To enjoy a summer breeze.
12     No more I'll watch those gallant ships
As they go sailing by With colors flying gaily, Above their canvas high.

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