“The Camp at Hoover Lake”


"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


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


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


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1962 (Fowke)
Found in: Canada(Ont)