“The Camp at Hoover Lake”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1962 (Fowke)
Keywords: work logger lumbering moniker
Found in: Canada(Ont)

Description

"The first day of September we were all at hand For to go to the shanty at Sheehan's command." The crew leaves families to work at Hoover Lake. They live in a shanty built "like a nest of mudhens." The workers in the camp are described

Notes

For melodic reasons, Fowke suggests that this is composite. It's hard to tell from the lyrics, which are typical of logger songs, but she's probably right. - RBW

References

  1. Fowke-Lumbering #19, "The Camp at Hoover Lake" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4373
  3. BI, FowL19