“Shanty Boys” were what lumberjacks were called in the logging boom of the late 1800s, especially in Michigan around Lake Superior.
Come all ye jolly shanty boys, come listen to my song.
It’s all about the shanties and how they get along.
They are a jolly crew of boys, so merry and so fine
Who while away the winters a-cuttin’ down the pine.
2. The choppers and the sawyers, they lay the timber low.
The skitters and the swampers, they holler to and fro.
And then there come the loaders, before the break of day.
Come load up the teams, boys, and to the woods away.
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