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As We Drove The Michagamme

G.A. Utke. "As We Drove the Michagamme."
American Lumberman 3 January 1920: 64.

Logger with Chainsaw

As We Drove The Michagamme

Bring the good old peavy boys, we'll have another drive,
Drive the timber down the stream just like in '85,
Get in line to break a jam, prepare to take a dive,
As we drove the Michagamme.

How the drivers shouted as the logs were broken loose,
How the water gurgled as it flowed out of our shoes,
How the bark and driftwood even started down the sluice,
As we drove the Michagamme.

Parent's ragged river rats will never pull her thru,
So the people said in town and thought they surely knew.
Had they not forgot "By Heck" to reckon with that crew,
As we drove the Michagamme.

Yes, and there were Bunyan men who traveled in disguise,
Knew the game from A to Z and talked so very wise,
Hardly could they be restrained from telling fearful lies,
As we drove the Michagamme.

So we make a clean up from the source down to the main,
Broke all jams and sacked the rear in sunshine and in rain,
Saw logs ran before us-resisting was in vain,
As we drove the Michagamme.

CHORUS
Hurrah, Hurrah, we'll have a roaring spree,
Hurrah, Hurrah, we'll have a jubilee;
Hang your peavy to a limb, hike to Menominee,
As we drove the Michagamme.

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The Michigamme River, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, flows into the Menominee River.
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