Festive Lumber-jack

DESCRIPTION: "I've been around the world a bit, an' seen beasts great an' small... He leaves the woods with his bristles raised... He's known by men of science as the festive lumberjack." The lumberjack's exploits end when his drink money runs out
AUTHOR: Ed Springstad and "a negro called Bill" ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Rickaby)
KEYWORDS: logger humorous drink money bragging
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Rickaby 23, "The Festive Lumber-jack" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST Rick095 (Partial)
NOTES: According to Rickaby's informant, Ed Springstad, this song was composed in Crystal, North Dakota around 1900. From the sound of it, most of the real work of composition was by "Bill." Rickaby also says the song was well-known in Minnesota. I know of no supporting evidence. - RBW
File: Rick095

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