Badger Drive, The

DESCRIPTION: A song of praise to logdrivers. It mentions the hardships of the job. It praises manager Bill Dorothy, and points out that drivers supply the pulpwood for paper. The drive on Badger is described. The singer hopes that the company will continue to succeed
AUTHOR: Words: John V. Devine
EARLIEST DATE: 1933
KEYWORDS: logger river work
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Fowke/Johnston, pp. 84-86, "The Badger Drive" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greenleaf/Mansfield 160, "The Badger Drive" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle2, p. 29, "The Badger Drive" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle3, p. 13, "The Badger Drive" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle4, p. 18, "The Badger Drive" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle5, p. 39, "The Badger Drive" (1 text, 1 tune)
Blondahl, pp. 49-50, "The Badger Drive" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bennett-Downey 2, pp. 61-66, "The Badger Drive" (1 text)

ST FJ084 (Partial)
Roud #4542
RECORDINGS:
Omar Blondahl, "The Badger Drive" (on NFOBlondahl01)
Jerome Downey, "The Badger Drive" (on NFJDowney01)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Drive" (theme)
NOTES: Also see a text and hear an excerpt of "The Badger Drive" among Newfoundland songs as sung by Maude Sullivan on the "MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada" site at http://www.mun.ca/folklore/leach/songs/NFLD1/11A-06.htm, accessed February 17, 2015. - BS
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