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Ballads and songs of the shanty-boy

Rickaby, Franz, 1889-1925

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  • Creator collected and edited by Franz Rickaby
  • Format Music Scores
  • Contributors
  • Publication Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Physical Details
    • xli, 244 pages : frontispiece, plates. ; 22 cm
  • OCLC ocm01017036


  • Ballads and songs gathered from lumbermen in the woods of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
  • Principally unacc. melodies; also includes texts of songs whose melodies are unknown.
  • Contains music.
  • Includes indexes of titles and first lines.
  • Forms part of: Wisconsin Music Archives.


  • Jack Haggerty's Flat River girl -- Gerry's rocks -- Jim Whalen -- The lost Jimmie Whalen -- The banks of the Little Eau Pleine -- The shanty-man's alphabet -- Save your money when you're young -- Michigan-I-O -- The shanty-man's life -- The shanty-boy and the farmer's son -- The shanty' boy on the Big Eau Claire -- Ye noble big pine tree -- The little brown bulls -- Jim Porter's shanty song -- The three McFarlands -- Ye maidens of Ontario -- The falling of the pine -- The pinery boy -- The Maine-ite in Pennsylvania -- Driving saw-logs on the Plover -- Fred Sargent's shanty song -- On the Lac San Pierre -- The festive lumber-jack -- The crow wing drive -- The M. and I. goo-goo eyes -- The hanging limb -- Harry Bail -- Shanty teamster's Marseillaise -- The fatal oak -- The river in the pines -- The merry shanty boys -- Silver Jack -- Bung yer eye -- Fragments of shanty songs -- The backwoodsman -- Ole from Norway -- Fair Charlotte -- James Bird -- The Cumberland's crew -- The hunters of Kaintucky -- The Flying Cloud -- The clipper ship Dreadnaught -- Bold Daniel -- Paul Jones, the privateer -- Red iron ore -- The Persian's crew -- The Bigler's crew -- Morrissey and the Russian sailor -- Heenan and Sayers -- The dying soldier -- Daniel Monroe
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