Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Maine Lumberjacks          105
2     "Till, killed by blows and sore abuse, I was salted down for sailors' use.
3      "The sailors they do me despise; They turn me over and damn my eyes;
4     "Cut off my meat and pick my bones, And pitch the rest to Davy Jones/'
THE POOR OLD MAN
From Professor S. P. Chase, ign, as sung to him "by Mr. Charles Creighton, of Thomaston, Maine, who was at one time a sailor and whose father was a sea-captain." A similar version was printed by Mr. Creighton s son, James A. Creighton, /wThe Bowdoin Quill, December, igio, XIV, 230-231.
1      There was an old man came riding along
Chorus. And we say so, and we know so. There was an old man came riding along Chorus. With a poor old horse.
2     Says I, "Old man, your horse will die
Chorus. And we say so, and we know so." Says I, "Old man, your horse will die Chorus. This poor old horse!"
3      "And if he dies, we'll tan his hide
Chorus. And we say so, and we know so. And if he lives, we'll take a ride Chorus. This poor old horse!"






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