Raftsmen, The

DESCRIPTION: French: "La ous-qu'y sont, tous les raftsmen?" The raftsmen are on their way to winter camp. They arrive, suffer the usual poor food, work in the woods, go home, and "to greet them come their ladies gay, Who help them spend their hard-earned pay."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925
KEYWORDS: logger work foreignlanguage worker lumbering
FOUND IN: Canada(Que)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Fowke/Johnston, pp. 74-75, "The Raftsmen" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke/Mills/Blume, pp. 171-173, "The Raftsmen" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 99 "The Raftsmen (Les Raftsmen)" (1 English and one French text)
ADDITIONAL: Edith Fowke and Richard Johnston, _Folk Songs of Quebec (Chansons de Quebec)_, Waterloo Music Company, 1957, pp. 14-15, "Les Raftsmen" (1 French text plus English translation, 1 tune)

Roud #2318
RECORDINGS:
Pete Seeger, "Les Raftsmen" (on PeteSeeger29)
File: FJ074

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.