Ernest Lord was a native of New Brunswick who came to Maine to work in the woods. He did that for many years, and during this time he learned a large number of old songs. When he was interviewed by Sandy Ives, Lord had typed out almost 100 pages of songs and poems (though he seldom needed to use it for reference during the interview).
New Brunswick, Maine, singer, Sandy Ives, "Young Charlotte", "Fair Charlotte)"
Folklore | Oral History
Lord, Ernest, "Ernest Lord" (2012). Maine Song and Story Sampler Artists. 13.