Fraser River Lullaby

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1840.
Fort Langley becomes a major port for the export of cedar lumber and shingles to the Hawaiian Islands. Lumber mills are established to produce these exports and other building supplies for the growing forts. The river is the easiest way to transport lumber before the introduction of the sternwheeler in 1864.

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Wood in the water, there’s sand in the hole
There’s wood in the water, there’s sand in the hole

It’s clear on the rud bank, boom’s got your back
All clear on the rud bank, boom’s got your back

The river’s as good as any home
Night’s gonna rock us to sweet shores
We keep on moving with the fell tree trail and the water flow
So long as skid road keeps on rolling

Crib rocking heavy, wind from below
Crib’s rocking heavy, wind’s coming from below

Tighten up the fore lines, let ‘er shoot the hill
Tighten up the fore lines, better let ‘er shoot the hill

Basin in the offing, floodplains up the way
The basin’s in the offing, there be floodplains up the way

Float timbre offshore, let’s get ‘er on home
Float timbre offshore, yeah, let’s get ‘er on home

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from The West Beyond The West, released November 9, 2012

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Great Lonely Wild Vancouver, British Columbia

Original roots and folk music about the 19th Century Pacific Northwest.

The sounds of mandolin, banjo, concertina, violin, guitar and vocal harmonies will expose you to the tales and stories of those who came before us in Canada's West. ... more

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