There is only limited information available about Thomas Cleghorn, who was 86 years old at the time of the recording on August 22, 1964. He worked in lumbercamps in Maine and learned several songs there, as well as from a cousin who worked in New Hampshire, but exactly where or for how long is not clear.
Date of Birth
lumbercamps, Maine, singer, “Wild Colonial Boy”, New Hampshire, Sandy Ives
Ethnomusicology | Folklore | Oral History
Cleghorn, Thomas, "Thomas Cleghorn" (1878). Maine Song and Story Sampler Artists. 44.
“Wild Colonial Boy” collected by Sandy Ives.