“The Larrigans”


About Angus Munn, his size 14 larrigans, and the daily life in the winter lumber camps: sleep on spruce boughs, up three hours before sun-up, lunch, axes and saws at work, songs at night.


Here is a description of larrigans from the Web: "They're felt boots and rubbers. Heavy felt, shaped like an English Wellington and knee-high, with tough rubbers over the feet, the whole being devised to comfort woodchoppers in deep snow. The larrigan is noticeable and recognized at a great distance." (source: _Grandmothers I Have Known and Embellished_ by John Gould, quoted from The Home Forum Column from the September 15, 2000 Christian Science Monitor on the Cristian Science Monitor site). In Dibblee/Dibblee pp. 38-39, "Shanty Boys" "We all arrive at the shanty wet and cold with damp feet; We then pull off our larrigans...." - BS


  1. Dibblee/Dibblee, pp. 34-35, "The Larrigans" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #12474
  3. BI, Dib034


Author: Jim McAree, Baldwin's Road
Earliest date: 1973 (Dibblee/Dibblee)
Found in: Canada(Mar)