'Way Down Near Alpena
DESCRIPTION: "Way down near Alpena in a far-distant land, There's a hard-hearted, hard-spoken band." The men go on a spree. The singer describes their fights. Chorus: "Hurray, hurrah! For the fruit you can bet/Let's take of a drink, boys, for our credit's good yet."
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Rickaby)
KEYWORDS: logger drink party fight moniker
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Beck 39, "'Way Back Near Alpena" (1 text)
Rickaby 34-II, (second of three "Fragments of Shanty Songs") (1 text)
ST Be039 (Partial)
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