Banks of Mullen Stream, The

DESCRIPTION: Sandy Grattan sings about the camp "for the firm of Edward Sinclair On the banks of Mullen Stream." The crew and driving team are named. George Amos breaks a leg under a rolling log, showing that "In the woods you're facing danger As great as in the War"
AUTHOR: Sandy Grattan of Tabusintac (Manny/Wilson)
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Manny/Wilson)
KEYWORDS: lumbering injury moniker horse
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Manny/Wilson 4, "The Banks of Mullen Stream" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST MaWi004 (Partial)
Roud #9205
cf. "The Edward Sinclair Song" (regarding Sinclair's lumber operation)
NOTES [77 words]: Manny/Wilson: "The lumber operation probably took place between 1914 and 1920." Note the reference to World War I. - BS
This is a very peculiar song, probably indicating closeness to the original version. The scansion is weak, and the rhyme scheme defective. In most of the 8-line stanzas, the only rhymes are between lines 1 and 2 and between lines 5 and 6, and even this is violated on occasion -- including the first verse, though in dialect it might work. - RBW
File: MaWi004

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