“The Raftsmen's Song”


"I believe some dust of the wanderlust has been molded with my clay. Though I long to come to my home sweet home, it's never long I'll stay." The singer describes his travels, talks of troubles faced by raftsmen, and considers the raftsman's afterlife


Fowke speculates that this is composed, and I think this certain; both the long lines and the style are completely un-folk-like. - RBW


  1. Fowke-Lumbering #64, "The Raftsmen's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4360
  3. BI, FowL64


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1965 (Fowke)
Keywords: logger work travel
Found in: Canada(Ont)