John Whipple's Mill

DESCRIPTION: The singer, goes to work in (John Whipple's) mill and finds himself in a race. He vows to "keep up if I did myself kill." After work, he goes out, fills his pipe, and relaxes. (Probably there is more of a story here, but it has been lost)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958
KEYWORDS: work contest
FOUND IN: US(MA) Canada(Ont)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
FSCatskills 171, "John Whipple's Mill" (4 fragments, 1 tune)
Fowke-Lumbering #50, "Shanelly's Mill" (1 text, tune referenced)
Ives-Maine 4, "John Thompson's Hill" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST FSC171 (Partial)
Roud #3675
ALTERNATE TITLES:
John Harper's Hill
Trickeyside Hill
NOTES: Roud equates this song with item dC54, "Shanel's Mill," in Laws's Appendix II. But he does not cite the one reference in Laws (NYFQ 11); I cannot verify the connection. Fowke, however, accepts the equation, so here we lump them. - RBW.
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File: FSC171

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