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The Whistle Punk's Song 1. They stand by the cold deck a-wastin' my time, Not settin' no chokers nor tendin' no line When up comes a fella and he says, "I suppose You works on the riggin' by the looks of your clothes." 2. "No, I'm a whistle blower, and that's my desire, You should hear me perform on the old whistle wire. When I blows a tight line I makes no mistake, On a haywire Skagit without any brake." 3. "Oh, the hooktender's crazy and the riggin' slinger's worse When I blows three whistles, they both start to curse I wish I was in Rupert instead of down here, Where there's all kinds of women and plenty of beer." note:- collected by Keith Crowe. PJT Coll. Another variant collected by Al Grierson at Port MacNeill in 1977 from Dave Jorgensen. "High-lead logging" song. JB note: tune not supplied, but it seems clearly to be another Strawberry Roan offshoot. RG JB __ apr97
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