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Songs and Ballads of the Maine Lumberjacks with Other Songs from Maine

Edited by Roland Palmer Gray

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674282360

Publication Date: 01/01/1924

191 pages


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Round the campfires and in the log cabins deep in the Maine woods, the lumberjacks have for uncounted decades composed and sung a rude poetry woven about their hazardous life, its trials, and its compensations. Here is a modern instance of the very thing that happened in the forests of England centuries ago, when popular rhymers celebrated the deeds of Robin Hood and his merry men. Only the scene and the circumstances have changed; the impulse to make poetry out of immediate experience has remained the same. Professor Gray’s collection will therefore appeal to everyone who likes virile, unsophisticated verse as well as to the great number who have lived or camped in Maine.

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