Torbay Ramblers

DESCRIPTION: Torbay Ramblers listen to named lumberjacks who said "Millertown for mine." Some swear not to return. Only when the market for fish leaves them short do some go back.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA/Leach)
KEYWORDS: warning fishing lumbering work ordeal moniker nonballad logger
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
Roud #18243
RECORDINGS:
Jack Houlihan, "Torbay Ramblers" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
NOTES: Millertown is an old lumber camp town in central Newfoundland. According to Wikipedia article Millertown, Newfoundland and Labrador it was founded in 1900 (at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millertown,NewfoundlandandLabrador, accessed February 23, 2017). Torbay is far away, not far from St. John's.
Other hard times songs about the off-summer (that is, when no money is to be made fishing) Newfoundland lumbering occupation include "The Boys at Ninety-Five," "Jerry Ryan," "Reid's Express," and "Twin Lakes." - BS
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