Black Fly Song, The

DESCRIPTION: "'Twas early in the spring when I decide to go For to work up in the woods in North Ontario." The unemployed singer joins a survey crew under Black Toby. He suffers from the flies, and is helped only by the cook. He vows never to work up north again
AUTHOR: Wade Hemsworth
KEYWORDS: work Canada bug cook unemployment
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fowke/Mills/Blume-CanadasStoryInSong, pp. 212-214, "The Black Fly Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [25 words]: Wade Hemsworth worked for Ontario Hydro in 1949, seeking a site for a dam on the Little Abitibi. This song was a direct result of his experiences. - RBW
File: FMB212

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