How We Got Up to the Woods Last Year
DESCRIPTION: "Come all you lads that would like to hear How we got up to the woods last year." The singer and colleagues gather (to go logging). They hire a coach and feel grand. They perhaps get drunk. They arrive.
EARLIEST DATE: 1957 (Fowke)
KEYWORDS: travel drink logger
FOUND IN: Canada(Ont,Que)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Fowke-Lumbering #45, "How We Got Up to the Woods Last Year" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Fowke/MacMillan 22, "How We Got Up to the Woods Last Year" (1 text, 1 tune)
O. J. Abbott, "How We Got Back to the Woods Last Year" (on Lumber01)
cf. "Conroy's Camp" (tune, lyrics, theme)
cf. "Rantin', Roarin', Drunk on the Way" (lyrics)
Conroy's Camp (File: FowL46)
NOTES: This is about as interesting as the description implies; even Fowke admits that the song lacks "any dramatic incident."
The chorus is shared, in general form, with "Rantin', Roarin', Drunk on the Way" -- but the plot is different; it appears to be simply a case of the cross-fertilization so common among lumbering songs. - RBW
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