Bonavist Line, The

DESCRIPTION: Hard times for "the red roarin' devils on the Bonavist [or Riverhead] Line." The railway construction workers are charged high rates for terrible food and simple services. Go to the store and the old woman there won't give you a thing without "a tip"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: sex food hardtimes railroading nonballad worker
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Peacock, pp. 768-771, "The Bonavist Line" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Leach-Labrador 92, "Riverhead Line" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Roger deV. Renwick, _Recentering Anglo/American Folksong: Sea Crabs and Wicked Youths_, University Press of Mississippi, 2001, pp. 82-83, "The Bonavist Line" (1 text)

Roud #5206
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The North Shoreman's Line
The Shoal Harbour Line
NOTES: Peacock says the Bonavista Line serving the tip of the Bonavista peninsula and Riverhead Line serving Conception Bay are spurs of Newfoundland's now defunct narrow-gauge trans-insular railway. - BS
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