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Thread #114362   Message #2442344
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
16-Sep-08 - 03:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Work Gang Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: WOOD CUTTERS' SONG

Hey, Bull and Ben tally - wham!
How long, how long - wham!
Fo' the sun goes down - wham!
Poor boy cryin' all day long - wham!
Can't heah no train - wham!

Can't heah no whistle blow - wham!
All I can heh - wham!
The Boss man say - wham!
"Let the chips fly" - wham!

No. 37, Gang Laborers song, coll. AL, 1915, MS F. Mitchell; Negro wood cutters.
N. I. White, 1928, "American Negro Folk Songs;" Reprint 1965, Folklore Associates.