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4    O those rocky shores and jams give employment to all hands, And the well-finished raft for to steer;
O those rapids that we run are to us but only fun, And we'll avoid all slavish fear.
5    O about three o'clock the noisy little cook Cries, "Boys, it is the break of dawn."
In half-broken slumber we pass those cold dreary nights away.
Sung in 1930 by Mr. Bert Eddy, Romeo, who had heard the song thirty or forty years earlier in Michigan lumber camps A fragment of two stanzas; stanza 1 is similar to that of A. Stanza 2 follows:
2 Transported from the glass and the smiling little lass, Whilst here in the woods so wild; Not a glass of any kind while we're in the woods alone To wear away our long exile.

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