Burns's Log Camp
DESCRIPTION: The singer arrives in the logging camp to find horrible conditions: "The floors were all dirty, all covered with mud; The bed quilts were lousy, and so was the grub." The very first night, a fight erupted, "And thus I was greeted at Burns's log camp."
EARLIEST DATE: 1951
KEYWORDS: logger hardtimes fight
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Doerflinger-SongsOfTheSailorAndLumberman, p. 217, "Burns's Log Camp" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manny/Wilson-SongsOfMiramichi 7, "Bruce's Log Camp (Hunter's Log Camp)" (3 fragments, 1 tune)
ST Doe217 (Partial)
cf. "The Lumber Camp Song" (theme) and references there
NOTES [28 words]: Manny/Wilson-SongsOfMiramichi: "Mr Doerflinger-SongsOfTheSailorAndLumberman tactfully changed the name of the camp from Bruce's to Burns's, to avoid giving offense." - BS
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