DESCRIPTION: "It's of a brave young shantyboy, brave-hearted, true, He left his home near Ottawa and to Whitney's camp did go." He will return home when winter ends. "He worked until that fatal day When a hanging limb fell down on him and squashed him to the clay."
EARLIEST DATE: 1964 (Fowke)
KEYWORDS: logger death lumbering work derivative
FOUND IN: Canada(Ont)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fowke-Lumbering #35, "Whitney's Camp" (1 fragment, tune referenced)
cf. "Harry Dunn (The Hanging Limb)" [Laws C14] (plot; also tune) and references there
NOTES: Fowke notes the obvious similarity of this song to "Harry Dunn." The similarity extends to the tune; it is clear that the one is modeled on the other. And, since this song is known only from Nelson Lewis's one fragment, this is probably the parody. - RBW
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