Two Budding Lumberjacks, The

DESCRIPTION: Two lumberjacks work for the Underhills "upon a floating bog Upon Dungarvon's Flats." Whistling Rufus criticizes them for leaving a log behind. Instead of going back for the log their father takes a fence rail from someone else "and call it square"
AUTHOR: Ben, Frank and Albert Peters, 1895 (Manny/Wilson)
EARLIEST DATE: 1962 (Manny/Wilson)
KEYWORDS: lumbering
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Manny/Wilson 43, "The Two Budding Lumberjacks" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST MaWi043 (Partial)
Roud #9185
NOTES [76 words]: Manny/Wilson: The song is about an experience Ben [age 12] and Frank [age 14] Peters, and their father Leon taking sub-contracts from Millet Underhill "who ran lumber camps for the Snowball Lumber Company of Chatham." The ballad says they came from Prince Edward's Isle. - BS
Albert Peters, the informant, was the younger brother of the two boys involved in the exploit. Reading the plot, you would probably think this a humorous song. It isn't, somehow. - RBW
File: MaWi043

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