Kipawa Stream, The

DESCRIPTION: "I am a roving shantyboy -- the pinewoods is my home, Like every other fellow, from camp to camp I roam." The singer recalls his years of work on the rivers, noting "My muscle is my fortune." He wishes he could have revenge on the Indians
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1966 (Fowke)
KEYWORDS: lumbering work logger drink Indians(Am.)
FOUND IN: Canada(Que)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fowke-Lumbering #63, "The Kipawa Stream" (1 text)
Roud #4557
cf. "Manistee River Song"
cf. "Boardman River Song"
NOTES: Although the final stanza of this song seeks revenge on the Indians, the singer gave no reason for wanting such revenge. It may be that this is a leftover from one of the various other versions of this song (see the cross-references). - RBW
File: FowL63

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