Once More A-Lumbering Go

DESCRIPTION: The singer calls on "all you sons of freedom" to "range the wild woods over and once more a-lumbering go." He briefly describes the work of cutting the trees, the sleighing and hunting, and the joyful return to their families
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1851 (Springer's _Forest Life and Forest Trees_, according to Gray)
KEYWORDS: logger work lumbering
FOUND IN: US(MA,MW,NE) Canada(West)
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Warner 31, "Once More A-Lumbering Go" (1 text, 1 tune)
Gray, pp. 18-21, "The Logger's Boast" (1 text)
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 8-9, "The Logger's Boast" (1 text)
ThompsonNewYork, pp. 282-283, "Saranac River" (1 text)
Lomax-FSUSA 48, "Once More a-Lumb'ring Go" (1 text, 1 tune)
Beck 4, "Once More a-Lumbering Go" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peters, p. 85,"A-Lumbering We Will Go" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke-Lumbering #4, "A-Lumbering We Go" (1 text, 1 tune, a mixed text starting with two stanzas of "Once More A-Lumbering Go" and continuing with a version of "Bung Yer Eye" minus the chorus)
DT, LUMBERN* LUMBRIN2*

Roud #591 and 7088
RECORDINGS:
Carl Lathrop, "Once More A-Lumbering Go" (AFS, 1938; on LC56)
Lawrence Older, "Once More A-Lumbering Go" (on LOlder01)
Pete Seeger, "Once More A-Lumbering Go" (on PeteSeeger29)

File: Wa031

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