Now Winter Has Diminished
DESCRIPTION: "Now winter has diminished, Our shanty life is finished, From the woods we are banished." "At near approach of summer. We will select our timer... and make... rafts of pine." They will travel the river to market, where the lumbermen will drink and party
EARLIEST DATE: 1962 (Gard/Sorden)
KEYWORDS: river logger travel drink
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Robert E. Gard and L. G. Sorden, _Wisconsin Lore: Antics and Anecdotes of Wisconsin People and Places_, Wisconsin House, 1962, p. 110, "(no title)" (1 text, presumably from Wisconsin although no source is listed)
NOTES: Gard/Sorden were told that this was the "favorite ballad" of some group of Wisconsin loggers. I don't recall encountering any other copies, however.
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