MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
The Lumberjack Song
Michael Murphy NFLD 2 Tape 8 Track 5
Trepassey Audio:
Ballad

LEACH: All right
MICHAEL MURPHY: (sings)

Come all you hearty lumberjacks throughout old Nfld.
Come give me your attention list to a shanty man
On the banks of old Red Indian Lake where the rapid waters flow
Oh we'll range(?) those wildwoods o'er as a-lumbering we'll go

The music of our burnished axe will make the woods resound
And many a tall and stately pine comes tumbling to the ground
At night around our shanty fires we'll sing while rude winds blow
Oh we'll range the wild woods o'er as a-lumbering we'll go


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