R N Hodder towing logbooms, Annacis Channel, Fraser River, B.C. (photo, Stephen Rees)

by Mary Garvey
Sung by Mary Garvey

Hear the fog horn moanin'
The tugboat chains are groanin'
The land to be alone in
Where they cut the tall trees down

I don't know where they're goin'
The logs that they are towin'
The river's overflowin'
With tall trees they cut down

As long as I remember
We have eternal timber
Men so strong and limber
To cut the tall trees down

From mountains to the coast here
How they would brag and boast here
The river's full of ghosts here
Who cut the tall trees down

Pacific Nothwest Folklore Society