Fine Times in Camp Number Three

DESCRIPTION: The singer calls his listener to hear two verses about lumberjacks (and then sings ten verses!). He levels some snide comments at dishonest workers, then lists all the workers on the crew (without naming names)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (Fowke)
KEYWORDS: hardtimes logger work lumbering
FOUND IN: Canada(Ont)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fowke-Lumbering #23, "Fine Times in Camp Number Three" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #4361
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Rigs of the Times" (lyrics)
NOTES: I have to suspect that this is a composite song. The first verse says it's only two verses -- but the version sung by LaRena Clark has ten stanzas. The third is straight out of a Canadian version of "Rigs of the Times." My feeling is that Clark's version of "Fine Times in Camp Number Three" contaminates that with parts of "Rigs of the Times," with which it probably shared a tune. - RBW
File: FowL23

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 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.