Dans Les Chantiers (The Winter Camp)

DESCRIPTION: French: A complaint about life in a lumber camp -- Hard work in cold snowy weather, a bed on the icy ground, coupled with slow and insufficient pay. Finally the logger goes home to a happy reunion. He vows never to return to the lumber camp
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1865
KEYWORDS: logger work separation reunion foreignlanguage
FOUND IN: Canada(Que) US(MW)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Fowke/Johnston, pp. 70-71, "Dans Les Chantiers (The Winter Camp)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke/MacMillan 23, "Dans Les Chantiers" (1 English and 1 French text,, 1 tune)
BerryVin, p. 66, "Dans les chantiers nous hivernerons (Voyagers)" (1 text + translation, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS2, p. 418, "Dans lse Chantiers Nous Hivernerons (Voyageurs)" (1 text+ translation)
ADDITIONAL: Edith Fowke and Richard Johnston, _Folk Songs of Quebec (Chansons de Quebec)_, Waterloo Music Company, 1957, pp. 12-13, "Dans les Chantiers (The Winter Camp" (1 French text plus English translation, 1 tune)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Lumber Camp Song" (theme) and references there
NOTES: The editors of BerryVin suggest that the Vincennes version is older than the Canadian; it mentions a trader and merchant, M. Dubois, lived on the banks of the Wabash at the end of the 1700s. - PJS
Interestingly, I find no mention of this Dubois in William E Wilson, The Wabash, Farrar & Rinehart, 1940 (a volume in the Rivers of America series edited by Stephen Vincent Benet and Carl Carmer). - RBW
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