Good Old State of Maine, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer tells how lumbering woods are "different from the good old State of Maine." The woods have "alieners and foreigners" and low wages, deep snow, harsh regulations and bad food. "I'll mend my ways and spend my days in the good old State of Maine."
AUTHOR: Larry Gorman
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (Miramichi1)
KEYWORDS: lumbering ordeal nonballad
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Ives-NewBrunswick, pp. 111-114, "The Good Old State of Maine" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manny/Wilson 18, "The Good Old State of Maine (Henry's Concern)" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST IvNB111 (Partial)
Roud #1955
RECORDINGS:
Jim Brown, "The Good Old State of Maine" (on Miramichi1)
NOTES: Ives-NewBrunswick: The song is about the J.E. Henry & Co. sawmill and lumbering operations in the Zealand Valley, in New Hampshire. - BS
According to Manny and Wilson, the "correct" title is "Henry's Concern." - RBW
File: IvNB111

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