Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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The Zebra Dunn
Text as recited by a lumberjack at Plaster Rock region, New Bruns­wick, Canada. He learned it in the "North West." Taken down by T. A. Madison, Kingman, Maine, 1917. It is evidently an inferior variant of "The Zebra Dunn" in Lomax's Cowboy Songs, pp. 154-157.
1      We were camped out on the plain,
At the head of the Commisson, When along came a stranger, Who wanted to argue some.
2      Such an educated fellow,
His words just came in herds; -He astonished all them cowboys With his jaw-breaking words.
3      We thought he was a tenderfoot,
Just escaped from town, And we soon began to plan on How we could have some fun.
4     W7e asked about his breakfast:
He had n't had a snip; So we opened the chick-box And told him to help himself.
5     He took a plate of beans and
Then some beer and bread, And then began to tell us Foreign knights and queens;

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