Falling of the Pine You shanty boys are wanted, With bold hearts undaunted, To prepare and go to shanties Before your youth's decline. There spectators will wonder They will gaze at you and ponder While your noise exceeds the thunder, By the falling of the pine. When daylight is a breakin' From our slumbers we awaken, When our breakfast we have taken Our axes we will grind. Let the frost be e're so keen, It will never keep us in, And the woods we'll make to ring By the falling of the pine. Brave boys will not forget, At least they haven't yet, Our work for to quit When the sun has failed to shine. To the shanty we'll come in, And some songs of love we'll sing, And the woods we'll cause to ring By the falling of the pine. When the season has diminished, And our winter's work is finished, From the woods then we are banished For a little time. As the days approaches summer, We will collect our timber, Yes, we will collect our timber Into handsome rafts of pine. Than lions we are more bolder, And the winter is less colder, And our axes we will shoulder And all such pleasures leave behind. And the rapids we will run, Do seem to us like fun, Our troubles are all done When we're on our rafts of pine. And when we reach Quebec, Brave boys will not forget Their dry throats for to wet, With good brandy and red wine. With the pretty girls we'll booze Till our money is almost used, But we never will refuse To go back and fall the pine. RR OCT98
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