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Logging and Lumbermens' Songs of the United States and Canada: A Selected Bibliography

Compiled by: Liz Knapp
Publication Date: March 10, 1979

Barry, Phillips.
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, 1956.

Beck, Horace P.
The Folklore of Maine. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1957. "Lumbering," pp. 220-272.

Cazden, Norman.
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, 1973.

Doerflinger, William M.
Shantymen and Shantyboys: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman. New York: Revised Edition, Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman, 1972.

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.

Emrich, Duncan.
American Folk Poetry: An Anthology. Boston: Little, Brown, 1974. "Lumbering," pp. 530-559.

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. 65-86.

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. 71-91.

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. 15-40.

Joe Scott: The Woodsman-Songster. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1978.

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 Cohen.
Songs of the American West. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968. "Fifty Thousand Lumberjacks," pp. 501-511.

Lomax, Alan.
The Folk Songs of North America in the English Language. London: Cassel; Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1960. "Timber Tigers," pp. 100-121.

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, 1968.

Peacock, Kenneth.
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.

Rickaby, Franz.
Ballads and Songs of the Shanty-Boy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1926.

Sandburg, Carl.
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, 1931.

 

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