Fred Sargent's Shanty Song

DESCRIPTION: "In eighteen hundred and seventy-one, To swamp for a go-devil I begun, 'Twas on the banks of the Eau Claire, We landed there when the ground was bare. Tra-la-la-la...." The loggers get up, get dressed, go to work; the singer toasts the boss
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Rickaby)
KEYWORDS: logger work drink
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Rickaby 21, "Fred Sargent's Shanty Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST Rick092 (Partial)
NOTES: This is probably a particularization of some other shanty song. But with only three verses (the introductory formula, the verse about getting up in the morning, and the conclusion toasting Fred Sargent), what remains is almost all the particularized parts, and so cannot really be identified. - RBW
File: Rick092

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