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Trapper's Life (The Flummies) video
#1246: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

I'll sing you a song if you'll listen to me,
Of the old trapper's life so gay and so free;
In Autumn they started out, wastin' no time,
Because they all knew that most all furs were prime.

Their transportation was canoe or feet,
Their shelter was tent, and food mainly meat,
That would be partridge or rich porcupine,
That lived on the tree sap in the cold wintertime.

Oh what a life in the forest so green,
The air is so fresh, so healthy and clean;
Life is a pleasure on the old trapping line,
I know by the stories told many a time.

Their plans for next day
would be worked out each night,
As they lay on their deerskins
in the ole candlelight,
With a good stove cake cooking
on a galvanized stove,
That throws out good heat
as the cold north winds blow.

Oh, what a life in the forest so green,
The air is so fresh, so healthy and clean;
Life is a pleasure on the old trapping line,
I know by the stories told many a time.

There's mink and there's otter and wolverine, too,
They're much better known as the old carcajou,
Also the fox and the lynx and the otter,
That swims up the brook in the fast running water.

Oh, what a life in the forest so green,
The air is so fresh, so healthy and clean;
Life is a pleasure on the old trapping line,
I know by the stories told many a time.

####.... Variant of the first song ever written by Eldred Mesher, singer, songwriter and guitarist from Paradise River and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, ©1972 ....####
This variant and the video above feature a recording by The Flummies (25th Anniversary Album / The Flummies, trk#4, 2005, published by The Flummies, Goose Bay, NL).

See more songs by The Flummies.

From Princeton University WordNet:
Carcajou - wolverine, skunk bear, Gulo luscus (stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammal).

From Wikipedia:
Wolverine - in French speaking parts of Canada, the wolverine is referred to as carcajou, borrowed from the Innu-aimun or Montagnais kuàkuàtsheu.



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