Boys of the Island, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer, from Prince Edward Island, warns against life in the logging camps. Many Islanders have headed for the Maine woods, to be instantly spotted by the old hands. In an place of bad drink and hard work, he must suffer without recourse to the law
AUTHOR: Larry Gorman?
EARLIEST DATE: 1897 (Gray)
KEYWORDS: logger abuse hardtimes foreigner
FOUND IN: US(NE) Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Gray, pp. 49-52, "The Boys of the Island" (1 text plus a fragment)
Dibblee/Dibblee, p. 44, "The Boys of the Island" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-DullCare, pp. 19-20,242, "The Boys of the Island" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doerflinger, pp. 218-219, "The Boys of the Island" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #9427
RECORDINGS:
Arthur Dalton, "The Boys of the Island" (on MREIves01)
File: Doe218

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