Lumberman in Town, The

DESCRIPTION: "When the lumberman comes down, Ev'ry pocket bears a crown, And he wanders, some pretty girl to find." He stays at a fine inn till his money is gone, whereupon he regretfully returns to the woods. (When he is old, he marries a young girl who mocks him)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Gray)
KEYWORDS: logger work drink marriage age
FOUND IN: US(NE) Canada(Mar,Ont)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Gray, pp. 58-59, "The Lumberman in Town" (1 text)
Lomax-FSUSA 51, "The Lumberman in Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke-Lumbering #44, "When the Shantyboy Comes Down" (1 text plus a fragment, 1 tune)
Fowke/MacMillan 28, "When the Shantyboy Comes Down" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-PEI, pp. 68-70,81, "The Lumberman in Town" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST LxU051 (Partial)
Roud #4374
File: LxU051

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