Sandy Grattan sings about the camp "for the firm of Edward Sinclair On the banks of Mullen Stream." The crew and driving team are named. George Amos breaks a leg under a rolling log, showing that "In the woods you're facing danger As great as in the War"
Banks of Mullen Stream, The Partial text(s) *** A *** From Louise Manny and James Reginald Wilson, Songs of Miramichi, #4, pp. 54-58. From the singing of Perley Hare, Strathadam, 1948. My name is Sandy Grattan, Good grammar I am lacking But excuse mistakes and listen To these few lines I sing About our cam & camp's crew That I have lately come to For the firm of Edward Sinclair, On the banks of Mullen Stream. (20 additional stanzas)
Manny/Wilson: "The lumber operation probably took place between 1914 and 1920." Note the reference to World War I. - BS
This is a very peculiar song, probably indicating closeness to the original version. The scansion is weak, and the rhyme scheme defective. In most of the 8-line stanzas, the only rhymes are between lines 1 and 2 and between lines 5 and 6, and even this is violated on occasion -- including the first verse, though in dialect it might work. - RBW