“The Kipawa Stream”


"I am a roving shantyboy -- the pinewoods is my home, Like every other fellow, from camp to camp I roam." The singer recalls his years of work on the rivers, noting "My muscle is my fortune." He wishes he could have revenge on the Indians


Although the final stanza of this song seeks revenge on the Indians, the singer gave no reason for wanting such revenge. It may be that this is a leftover from one of the various other versions of this song (see the cross-references). - RBW

Cross references


  1. Fowke-Lumbering #63, "The Kipawa Stream" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4557
  3. BI, FowL63


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1966 (Fowke)
Found in: Canada(Que)