“Vermont Sugar-Maker's Song”

Author: Perrin B. Fiske ? (born 1837)
Earliest date: 1931 (Flanders/Brown)
Keywords: food work nonballad
Found in: US(NE)

Description

"When you see the vapor pillars lick the forest and the sky, You may know the days of sugar-making then are drawing nigh." A brief description of sugar-making; "Sweetest joys indeed we sugar-makers know." Use of sugar is strongly advised

Supplemental text

Vermont Sugar-Maker's Song
  Partial text(s)

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From Helen Hartness Flanders & George Brown, Vermont Folk-Songs
& Ballads, pp. 33-34. Sent in by Anna H. Dole of Danville,
Vermont; date not listed.

When you see the vapor pillars lick the forest and the sky,
You may know the days of sugar-making then are drawing nigh.
Frosty night and sunny day make the maple pulses play
Till congested with their sweetness, they delight to bleed away.

Chorus:
Oh, bubble, bubble, bubble goes the pan.
Furnish better music for the season if you can;
See the golden billows; watch their ebb and flow;
Sweetest joys indeed we sugar-makers know.

(3 additional stanzas)

References

  1. Flanders/Brown, p. 33, "Vermont Sugar-Maker's Song" (1 text)
  2. ST FlBr033 (Partial)
  3. Roud #5444
  4. BI, FlBr033