They tossed the pine both right and left
The blocks and slivers flew,
They scared the wild moose from their yards
Likewise the caribou.
Here’s a video inspired by the Smithsonian Folkways recording, Classic Canadian Songs.
I had never heard a song about hewing until now. Hogan’s Lake was originally recorded on the Folkways album, Lumbering Songs from the Ontario Shanties, 1961.