Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids
Logging and Lumbermens' Songs of the United States and Canada:
A Selected Bibliography
Compiled by: Liz Knapp
Publication Date: March 10, 1979
The Maine Woods Songster. Cambridge, MA: Powell Printing, 1939.
Beck, Earl C.
Songs of the Michigan Lumberjacks. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan
Press, 1941. Revised edition, Lore of the Lumbercamps, 1948.
They Knew Paul Bunyan. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press,
Beck, Horace P.
The Folklore of Maine. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1957. "Lumbering," pp.
The Aberlard Folk Song Book. New York: Aberlard-Schuman, 1958.
Reprinted in part as A Catskill Songbook, Fleischmans, NY:
Purple Mountain Press, 1978.
"Regional and Occupational Orientations of American Traditional
Song." Journal of American Folklore, volume 72, number
286, October-December 1959, pp. 310-344.
Dean, Michael C.
Flying Cloud: And One Hundred and Fifty
Other Old Time Songs and Ballads of Outdoor Men, Sailors, Lumber
Jacks, Soldiers, Men of Great Lakes, Railroadmen, Miners, etc. Virginia, MN:
Quickprint, 1922. Reprint edition, Norwood, PA: Norwood Editions,
Doerflinger, William M.
Shantymen and Shantyboys: Songs of the Sailor
New York: Revised Edition, Songs of the
Sailor and Lumberman,
Eckstrom, Fannie and Mary W. Smyth.
Minstrelsy of Maine: Folk-Songs and Ballads
of the Woods and the Coast. Boston: Houghton Miffin, 11927. Reprint edition,
Ann Arbor: Gryphon Books, 1971.
American Folk Poetry: An Anthology. Boston: Little, Brown, 1974. "Lumbering," pp.
Fowke, Edith F.
Canadian Fok Songs. Hammondsworth, Eng.: Penguin Books, 19173. "The
Woods", pp. 59-74.
Folk Songs of Canada. Waterloo, Ontario: Waterloo Music Company,
1954. Reprint edition, 1955, 1966, 1970. "In the Woods," pp.
Lumbering Songs from the Northern Woods. Austin: University
of Texas Press, 1970. (Publications of the American Folklore
Society, Memoir Series, Volume 55.)
Fowke, Edith F. and Richard Johnston.
More Folk Songs of Canada. Waterloo, Ontario: Waterloo
Music Company, 1967. "The Roving Shantyboys," pp.
Gardner, Elizabeth E. and Geraldine J. Chickering.
Ballads and Songs of Southern Michigan. Ann Arbor: University
of Michigan Press, 1939. Reprint edition, Hatboro, PA: Folklore
Associates, 1967. "Occupations," pp. 247-291.
Gray, Roland P.
Songs and Ballads of the Maine Lumberjacks:
With Other Songs from Maine. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1924.
Reprint edition, Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1969.
Ives, Edward D.
Folksongs from Maine. Orono: Northeast Folklore Society,
1966. (Northeast Folklore, volume 7, 1965.) "Local Songs," pp.
Joe Scott: The Woodsman-Songster. Urbana: University of Illinois
Larry Gorman: The Man Who Made the Songs. Bloomington: Indiana
University Press, 1964.
Laws, G. Malcolm, Jr.
Native American Balladry: A Descriptive
Study and a Bibliographical Syllabus. Revised Edition, Philadelphia: American Folklore
Society, 1964. (Publications of the American Folklore Society,
Bibliographical and Special Series, volume 1.) "Ballads
of Lumberjacks," pp. 146-160.
Lingenfelter, Richard E., Richard A. Dwyer and David
Songs of the American West. Berkeley: University of California
Press, 1968. "Fifty Thousand Lumberjacks," pp. 501-511.
The Folk Songs of North America in the English
Cassel; Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1960. "Timber Tigers," pp.
Lomax, John A. and Alan.
Folk Song U.S.A. New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1947. Fourth
Edition, Best Loved American Folk Songs, New York: Grosset & Dunlap,
1947. Revised edition, Folk Song U.S.A., New York: New American
Library, 1975. "Come All Ye Bold Fellers," pp. 200-243.
Manny, Louise and James R. Wilson.
Songs of Miramichi. Frederiction, New Brunswick: Brunswick Press,
Songs of the Newfoundland Outports. Ottawa: National Museum of
Canada, 1965. (Bulletin number 197; Anthropological Series,
number 65.) "Lumbering Ballads," volume 3, pp. 744-765.
Peters, Harry B.
Folk Songs Out of Wisconsin. Madison: State Historical Society
of Wisconsin, 1977.
Ballads and Songs of the Shanty-Boy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University
The American Songbag. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1927. "Lumberjacks,
Loggers, Shanty-Boys," pp. 387-400.
Shoemaker, Henry W.
North Pennsylvania Minstrelsy: As Sung in
the Backwoods Settlements, Hunting Cabins and Lumber Camps in
Northern Pennsylvania, 1840-1910.
Altoona, PA: Altoona Tribune, 1919. Revised Edition, Mountain
Minstrelsy of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: Newman F. McGirr,