“Tomah Stream”


The singer warns against drinking and hiring out to Tomah Stream. Instead of the easy work and good food he was promised, he finds mud roads, thin shelters, and poor and inadequate rations. He ends by exchanging insults with the boss Natty [Lamb].


Tomah stream is in eastern Maine, not far from the Canadian border.

This song is item dC53 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW- RBW


  1. Doerflinger, pp. 216-217, "Tomah Stream" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4074
  3. BI, Doe216


Author: attributed to Larry Gorman
Earliest date: 1951
Found in: US(NE)