Maine-ite in Pennsylvania, The

DESCRIPTION: "I landed safe in Williamsport in a lumberman's rendezvous, 'Twas there I hired with Jacob Brown as one of winter's crew." The singer serves six months in the wild country, talking of the waters and the great variety of animals
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Rickaby)
KEYWORDS: logger work river animal humorous
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Rickaby 19, "The Maine-ite in Pennsylvania" (1 text, 1 tune)
Korson-Pennegends, pp. 342-343, "The Maine-ite in Pennsylvania" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST Rick089 (Full)
Roud #7739
NOTES: This is a very strange little song: After one verse about hiring out, which could come from another lumbering song, the singer describes the territory in which he worked. But this description is so exaggerated as to be funny -- "the wild ferocious rabbit"? And Caribou are an arctic mammal. - RBW
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