words & music by Ana Green
Sung by Linda Allen

Recorded on "Songs of the Pacific Northwest"

"Giant cedar stumps on the North Olympic Peninsula like monuments to the men who felled trees with cross-cut saws many years ago. Those loggers of European descent left springboard notches in the stumps like historical markers of a time when only the best was plucked from the forests. They were followed in the 1970s by the "shake rats" often longhaired, bearded sawyers, who cut the remaining cedar trees into blocks- or bolts- for sale to mills that split them into shakes and shingles." Mike Dawson, Peninsula Daily News 1993



Pacific Nothwest Folklore Society