Raftsmen's Song, The

DESCRIPTION: "I believe some dust of the wanderlust has been molded with my clay. Though I long to come to my home sweet home, it's never long I'll stay." The singer describes his travels, talks of troubles faced by raftsmen, and considers the raftsman's afterlife
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (Fowke)
KEYWORDS: logger work travel
FOUND IN: Canada(Ont)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fowke-Lumbering #64, "The Raftsmen's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #4360
NOTES: Fowke speculates that this is composed, and I think this certain; both the long lines and the style are completely un-folk-like. - RBW
File: FowL64

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