Mudcat Café message #391307 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30479   Message #391307
Posted By: Willie-O
06-Feb-01 - 09:24 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Whalen's Fate (Doerflinger version)
Subject: Lost my Doerflinger: Need 'Whalen's Fate
I can't find my copy of Songs of Sailors and Lumbermen. There's a song in in called "Whalen's Fate" which is local to my area. It's a variant of Jam on Gerry's Rocks describing the death of James Whalen or Phelan in 1878 breaking up a logjam on the Mississippi--the one in the Ottawa Valley, not the American one.

My neighbour's looking for the lyrics for a project. Can anyone please look it up and post it?

It goes with the "Tramps and Hawkers" tune.

Willie-O