Eddie Rollins, 82 at time of this interview, worked in the woods and on pulp drives along Kennebec River as a young man. He learned some songs from his father, who also worked in woods, and more from his co-workers in the woods. He had a particularly extensive knowledge of “blackguard” or “blaggard” songs (a comic and vulgar song style).
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woods, pulp drives, Kennebec River, “The Spring of ‘65”, singer, blackguard, blaggard, Jeff McKeen
Ethnomusicology | Folklore | Oral History
Rollins, Eddie, "Eddie Rollins" (1909). Maine Song and Story Sampler Artists. 10.
Kennebec River, ME