Falling of the Pine

DESCRIPTION: Speaker tells of working in lumber camps: "When daylight is a-breakin'/From our slumbers we awaken/When our breakfast we have taken/Our axes we will grind...And the woods we'll make to ring/By the falling of the pine"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Rickaby-BalladsAndSongsOfTheShantyBoy)
KEYWORDS: recitation lumbering work logger nonballad
FOUND IN: US(MW) Canada(Ont)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Rickaby-BalladsAndSongsOfTheShantyBoy 17, "The Falling of the Pine" (1 text, 1 tune)
Rickaby/Dykstra/Leary-PineryBoys-SongsSongcatchingInLumberjackEra 17, "The Falling of the Pine" (1 text, 1 tune)
Beck-SongsOfTheMichiganLumberjacks 10, "Falling of the Pine" (1 text)
Beck-LoreOfTheLumberCamps 37, "Falling of the Pine" (1 text)
Dean-FlyingCloud, pp. 73-74, "The Falling of the Pine (Square Timber Logging)" (1 tet)
Fowke-LumberingSongsFromTheNorthernWoods #3, "The Falling of the Pine" (1 fragment, tune referenced)

ST Be010 (Partial)
Roud #4560
Martin McManus, "The Falling of the Pine" (on Lumber01)
Lester Wells, "The Falling of the Pine" (AFS, 1938; on LC56)

cf. "The Lumber Camp Song" (theme) and references there
cf. "Driving Saw-Logs on the Plover" (tune)
File: Be010

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