“Fine Times in Camp Number Three”


The singer calls his listener to hear two verses about lumberjacks (and then sings ten verses!). He levels some snide comments at dishonest workers, then lists all the workers on the crew (without naming names)


I have to suspect that this is a composite song. The first verse says it's only two verses -- but the version sung by LaRena Clark has ten stanzas. The third is straight out of a Canadian version of "Rigs of the Times." My feeling is that Clark's version of "Fine Times in Camp Number Three" contaminates that with parts of "Rigs of the Times," with which it probably shared a tune. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Fowke-Lumbering #23, "Fine Times in Camp Number Three" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4361
  3. BI, FowL23


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1965 (Fowke)
Found in: Canada(Ont)