Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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256          Ballads and Songs of Michigan
6  U for the underwear, flannel and red,
V for the valley in which we lie our dead,
W the woods we leave every year,
X stands for nothing a logger would hear.
7   Y stands for the yells when the timber comes down, Z for the zither and dances in town.
B
Sung in 1934 by Mr. Karl Jensen, Pentwater, who had learned the song from hearing it in lumber camps about Manistee, where he had worked in the nineties.
A complete text very similar to A.
Sung in 1932 by Mr. Bert Eddy, Romeo, who had learned the song twenty years earlier from the singing of Mr. John Hunt of the West Branch lumber camp.
A complete text very similar to A.
Sung in 1935 by Mrs. Blanche Gibbs, West Branch; she learned the song from her father, Mr. Joe Sova, who worked in lumber camps with the Saginaw gang; he said the song was composed in one of these camps.
A complete text very similar to A except that "X Y Z is the Saginaw gang."
E
Sung in 1935 by Mr. Fred Buckingham, West Branch. A fragment very similar to part of A.
F
Sung in 1935 by Mrs. Julia Malone, Parnell, eighty-one years old. A fragment similar to part of A.







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