The Log Driver’s Waltz

If you should ask any girl from the parish around
What pleases her most from her head to her toes
She’ll say, I’m not sure that it’s business of yours
But I do like to waltz with a log driver

For he goes birling down and down the white water
That’s where the log driver learns to step lightly
It’s birling down and down white water
A log driver’s waltz pleases girls completely

When the drives nearly over I like to go down
To see all the lads while they work on the river
I know that come evening they’ll be in the town
And we all like to waltz with a log driver

For he goes birling down and down the white water
That’s where the log driver learns to step lightly
It’s birling down and down white water
A log driver’s waltz pleases girls completely

To please both my parents I’ve had to give way
And dance with the doctors and merchants and lawyers
Their manners are fine but their feet are of clay
For there’s none with the style of my log driver

For he goes birling down and down the white water
That’s where the log driver learns to step lightly
It’s birling down and down white water
A log driver’s waltz pleases girls completely

I’ve had my chances with all sorts of men
But none is so fine as my lad on the river
So when the drive’s over if he asks me again
I think I will marry my log driver

For he goes birling down a-down the white water
That’s where the log driver learns to step lightly
It’s birling down and down white water
A log driver’s waltz pleases girls completely
It’s birling down and down white water
A log driver’s waltz pleases girls completely

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