Fifty Thousand Lumberjacks

DESCRIPTION: "Fifty thousand lumberjacks, Goin' out to work, Fifty thousand men That never loaf or shirk... Get nothin' but a cussin' From the pushes and the brains." The singer complains of the food and smells and sounds of the camps and vows not to accept it
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (California Foklore Quarterly); reportedly collected 1917
KEYWORDS: work hardtimes strike
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS2, pp 586-587, "Fifty Thousand Lumberjacks" (1 text)
File: CAFS2586

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