Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Songs and Ballads
"The Flying Cloud," printed by Tolman in The Journal of American Folk-Lore, XXXV, 370-372. "Obtained by Mr. Hoyt E. Cooper, Manilla, I0., from Mr. Frank Covell, at the time assistant keeper, Split Rock Light, Minn., and from Mr. Ole Fonsted, Beaver Bay, Minn. Mr. Covell learned his songs in the neighborhood of Fremont, Mich. In one reference Mr. Cooper gave Mr. Covell's residence as Beaver Bay, Minn."
1      My name is Edward Hallahan,
As you shall understand; I belong to the county of Waterford,
In Erin's happy land. When I was young and in my prime,
Kind fortune on me smiled; My parents reared me tenderly,
I being their only child.
2     My father bound me to a trade
In Waterford's own town; He bound me to a cooper there
By the name of William Brown. I served my master faithfully
For eighteen months or more; When I sailed on board the "Ocean Queen/'
Bound for Bermuda's shore.
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3     When we arrived at Bermuda's shore,
I met with Captain Moore, The commander of "The Flying Cloud" Belonging to Trimore;






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