“Martin, Tim, and Dan”
"Come all ye hustling chanty boys, a lesson take from me; Work steady in the lumber woods and don't go on a spree." The singer advises saving to buy a farm; he recalls learning to work as a logger. Chorus: "Martin, Tim, and Dan, Barney, Pat, and Sam...."
Martin, Tim, and Dan Partial text(s) *** A *** From Emelyn Elizabeth Gardner and Geraldine Jencks Chickering, Ballads and Songs of Southern Michigan, p. 286. "Sung in 1934 by Mr. Charles E. Meeker, Detroit." Come all ye hustling chanty boys, a lesson take from me; Work steady in the lumber woods and don't go on a spree, But save a stake and buy a farm and bring a biddie in, Then boys, like me you soon will see the comfort you will win. Chorus: Martin, Tim, and Dan, Barney, Pat, and Sam, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Paul, Susannar and Rosannar who pounds the big pianar, And Biddie says I'm daddy to them all. (1 additional stanza)
This may be related to some other lumbering song, but with only two verses and an easily-modified chorus, it will be very difficult to identify. - RBW
- Gardner/Chickering 116, "Martin, Tim, and Dan" (1 short text)
- ST GC116 (Partial)
- Roud #3698
- BI, GC116