• Rolling the Logs; French Dialect Story

    Spoken by Peter H. Plante, National Folk Festival, Chicago, May 27, 1937.

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  • Little brown bulls

    Dyer, Harry G. , b. 1864? (Creator) et al

    Lumberjack Recitation of poem and conversation about log skidding. He places contest on Black River.

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  • Chicago gambler

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Lumberjack Mr. Brown learned this song when he was a small boy. He thinks he learned it in the lumber camps.

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  • Jam on Gerry's rock

    Noyer, Emery De , b. 1878? (Creator) et al

    Lumberjack Mr. De Noyer is blind and has only one arm. All his life he has been a lumber camp entertainer.

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  • Crazy song

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Lumberjack Mr. Brown learned this song in the lumber camps as a boy. The tune is a stock lumberjack tune (re: Little brown bulls).

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  • Riley and I were chums

    Walker, Robert , b. 1883? (Creator) et al

    Irish brogue Mr. Walker used to sing this song in the lumber camps. He has been working in the camps the most of his life.

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  • Manson's crew

    Taplin, Bert , b. 1854? (Creator) et al

    Lumberjack This song was written by Taplin at about age 40 (1894). Mr. Taplin has fine pictures of lumber camp crews (on location) in the event that one would wish to copy them.

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  • Sockery's cat

    Robinson, Charles , b. 1865? (Creator) et al

    A recitative of the type which was sometimes used in lumber camp entertainment. Biog: Former lumberjack. Taught school when the German settlers first came after the Civil War. There is a series of Soc…

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  • Buck billy goat

    Bowlen, Charley , b. 1873? (Creator) et al

    Irish brogue - Lumberjack Mr. Bowlen thinks he is the only man in Wisconsin who knows this song. He sang it in the lumber camps. He learned it in the woods, from a red-haired Irishman Sandy - when Bow…

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  • Kan du glemme gamle Norge

    Rindlisbacher, Otto , b. 1901? (Creator) et al, Rindlisbacher, Otto, Mrs. , b. 1901? (Creator) et al

    Lumberjack instrument Norwegian melody played on a Viking cello. Mrs. Rindlisbacher calls it a Viking cello because Knute Reindahl of Madison, who made one, called it that. Its origin is the lumber ca…

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