Driving Logs on Rainbow

DESCRIPTION: "O, April on the first day brought From farther down a helluva lot Of lousy ill-begotten men For driving logs on rainbow." Old Woodman, the boss, pays only a dollar a day. The Rainbow is a terrible stream for loggers
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Eckstorm/Smyth-MinstrelsyOfMaine); supposedly learned 1894
KEYWORDS: logger river hardtimes
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Eckstorm/Smyth-MinstrelsyOfMaine, p. 62, "Driving Logs on Rainbow" (1 text)
NOTES [35 words]: Eckstorm/Smyth-MinstrelsyOfMaine think this only a fragment of a longer song, and I strongly suspect they are right. I rather suspect the original was a moniker song, but there are no names left in it now. - RBW
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