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Lyr Req: Double Sledder Lads

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THE LUMBER CAMP SONG
THE LUMBER CAMP SONG ("The Shanty Boy's Song")


GUEST,Sue 05 Oct 03 - 06:51 PM
Jim Dixon 06 Oct 03 - 08:44 AM
KathWestra 06 Oct 03 - 02:36 PM
greg stephens 06 Oct 03 - 02:56 PM
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delphinium 06 Oct 03 - 08:23 PM
RichM 06 Oct 03 - 08:31 PM
delphinium 06 Oct 03 - 09:07 PM
SueM 23 Oct 03 - 09:38 AM
KathWestra 23 Oct 03 - 11:49 AM
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Subject: Double Sledder Lad Lyrics
From: GUEST,Sue
Date: 05 Oct 03 - 06:51 PM

Has anybody got the lyrics for Double Sledder Lad, on the Wave over Wave album with Jim Payne and Fergus O'Byrne (saw them perform it this summer in ST. John's with the Crowd of Bold Sharemen)

Thanks in advance.   If no-one has them, I'll try and get them from the album and post them.
Also see The Lumber Camp song


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Subject: RE: Double Sledder Lad Lyrics
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:44 AM

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Subject: RE: Double Sledder Lad Lyrics
From: KathWestra
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 02:36 PM

A great song, for sure! (and I'm a big fan of Jim Payne's music) I'll look forward to seeing the lyrics posted, either by you or someone else. Cheers, Kathy


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Subject: RE: Double Sledder Lad Lyrics
From: greg stephens
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 02:56 PM

OK I'll bite. What is a double sledder lad?


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Subject: RE: Double Sledder Lad Lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:09 PM

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Subject: RE: Double Sledder Lad Lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:12 PM

Here's the chorus, at least:

Snap crack goes me whip
I whistles and I sings
I hops up on my double sled
So happy as a king
Me horse is always ready
and I am never sad
There's no-one here so happy
As a double-sledder lad

Fergus where are you!!!


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Subject: RE: Double Sledder Lad Lyrics
From: delphinium
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:23 PM

It's in the DT here as "The Lumber Camp Song". Words are slightly different, e.g., "double sleigher lad".


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Subject: RE: Double Sledder Lad Lyrics
From: RichM
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 08:31 PM

Thank you so much. Saves a long listen to the CD to get the lyrics. I am a member of choir, Atlantic Voices, which specializes in Newfoundland & Labrador songs and I am going to suggest this one.

SueM


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Subject: RE: Double Sledder Lad Lyrics
From: delphinium
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 09:07 PM

Sounds like fun Sue - I especially like how Fergus & Jim do the chorus. I think their version may have a verse not included in the link?

Another related song is in the DT here.

For inquiring minds who want to know, there is an image of (a folk carving of) a logger's double sled here.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DOUBLE SLEDDER LADS (from O'Byrne & Payne
From: SueM
Date: 23 Oct 03 - 09:38 AM

Hello All I've transcribed the words from the Wave over Wave album with Fergus O'Byrne & Jim Payne.   They're slightly different than the Lumber Camp Song, but similar enough - that's the folk process! Here they are:

DOUBLE SLEDDER LADS

Come all you jolly fellows come listen to my song
It's all about the lumber boys and how they get along
A crowd of jolly good fellows as ever you may find
It's how they spend their winter months in hurling down the pine

Chorus:

Snap crack goes me whip, I whistle and I sing
I jumps up on me double sled so happy as a king
Me horse is always ready and I am never sad
There's noone here so happy as a double sledder lad

At four o'clock in the morning the boss he will shout:
Arise all ye teamsters, it time that ye were out
Those teamsters they all get up in a frightened way:
"O where is me shoes and pants? Me socks is gone astray!"

The next to get up is the choppers their socks they cannot find
They blames it on the teamsters and swear it with all their mind.
Some other man may have them on and then be very near
We'll pass it off all as a joke and have a hearty cheer.

Chorus

At six o'clock is breakfast and every man is out.
And evey man if he's not sick, he's sure to be on the route.
You should hear those axes ring until the sun goes down.
"Hurry me boys! the day is over. A' shanty we are bound"

We all arrive at the shanty, cold hands and wet feet.
We then pull off our logans, our supper for to eat.
We sing and dance til nine o'clock and to our bunks we climb
I'm sure those months don't seem so long in hurling down the pine.

Chorus

The sawyers and choppers they lay the timber low.
The teamsters and the swampers drag them to and fro.
The next to come in are the loaders, all at the break of day:
"Load up your sleds five hundred feet, to the riverside away!"

The springtime will roll around our boss he will say:
"Heave up your saws and axes, b'ys and help to clear the way
The floating ice it is all gone and business has arrived
Two hundred able-bodied men are wanted on the drive."

Chorus

The springtime will roll around and glad will be the day
When fellows who left their girls at home will wander back that way
And now me song is ended and don't you think it's true?
And if you doubt one word of it, just ask one of our crew.

Chorus x 2


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Subject: Lyr Add: DOUBLE SLEDDER LADS (from O'Byrne & Payne
From: KathWestra
Date: 23 Oct 03 - 11:49 AM

Double Sledder Lads
as sung by Jim Payne and Fergus O'Byrne of Newfoundland on their recording, "Wave Over Wave"

Come all you jolly fellows come listen to my song
It's all about the lumber boys and how they get along
A crowd of jolly good fellows as ever you may find
It's how they spend their winter months in hurling down the pine

Chorus:
Snap crack goes me whip, I whistle and I sing
I jumps up on me double sled so happy as a king
Me horse is always ready and I am never sad        
There's no one here so happy as a double sledder lad

At four o'clock in the morning the boss he will shout:
Arise all ye teamsters, It's time that ye were out
Those teamsters they all get up in a frightened way:
"O where is me shoes and pants? Me socks is gone astray!"

The next to get up is the choppers, their socks they cannot find
They blames it on the teamsters and swear it with all their mind.
Some other man may have them on and then be very near
We'll pass it off all as a joke and have a hearty cheer. Chorus

At six o'clock is breakfast and every man is out.
And evey man if he's not sick, he's sure to be on the route.
You should hear those axes ring until the sun goes down.
"Hurry me boys! the day is over. A' shanty we are bound"

We all arrive at the shanty, cold hands and wet feet.
We then pull off our logans, our supper for to eat.
We sing and dance til nine o'clock and to our bunks we climb
I'm sure those months don't seem so long in hurling down the pine. Chorus

The sawyers and choppers they lay the timber low.
The teamsters and the swampers drag them to and fro.
The next to come in are the loaders, all at the break of day:
"Load up your sleds five hundred feet, to the riverside away!"

The springtime will roll around our boss he will say:
"Heave up your saws and axes, b'ys and help to clear the way
The floating ice it is all gone and business has arrived
Two hundred able-bodied men are wanted on the drive." Chorus

The springtime will roll around and glad will be the day
When fellows who left their girls at home will wander back that way
And now me song is ended and don't you think it's true?
And if you doubt one word of it, just ask one of our crew.

Chorus x 2


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Double Sledder Lads
From: KathWestra
Date: 23 Oct 03 - 11:51 AM

Meant to thank SueM for transcribing these and posting them to the thread requesting these lyrics. Was in the middle of moving them from one thread to this one and couldn't go back. Thanks, Sue! This is a great song (and Jim and Fergus' recording of it is well worth listening to!) Kathy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Double Sledder Lad Lyrics
From: Peterr
Date: 23 Oct 03 - 12:02 PM

It seems forever I've known 'Jim the carter's lad'. Same chorus but 'sits upon my wagon I'm as happy as a king' and obvious change to last line.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Double Sledder Lads
From: Harry Basnett
Date: 23 Oct 03 - 02:19 PM

Saw those two at the Open Door earlier in the year..they were brilliant!!

Harry and Sara.


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