Honest Working Man, The
DESCRIPTION: "Way down in East Cape Breton, where they knit the sock and mitten, Cezzetcook is represented by the husky black and tan. May they never be rejected, and home rule be protected, and always be connected with the honest working man."
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Fowke/MacMillan-PenguinBookOfCanadianFolkSongs)
KEYWORDS: work fishing
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Fowke/MacMillan-PenguinBookOfCanadianFolkSongs 31, "The Honest Working Man" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [29 words]: Written as a piece of irony aimed at the importation of surplus labor in the summer months.... Referred to in several sources as "the national anthem of Cape Breton workers." - SL
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