“Reid's Express”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1958 (Peacock)
Keywords: lumbering hardtimes logger
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

"You'll get on board of Reid's Express to travel the icy rail" to the station at Badger Brook and lumber "just like a slave... 'twill carry you to your grave." "When I gets home no more I'll roam and the lumbering woods I'll shun."

Notes

Badger Brook, later Badger, is not far from Bonavista Bay on the northeast coast of Newfoundland. - BS

References

  1. Peacock, pp. 757-758, "Reid's Express" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9800
  3. BI, Pea757