Mudcat Café message #3381840 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10483   Message #3381840
Posted By: GUEST,Laura
26-Jul-12 - 02:31 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Life of a Voyageur/Voyager
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Life of a Voyageur/Voyager
I learned this song back in the early 70's at Camp Norwesco (Girl scout camp) in New Auburn Wisconsin.

The first two versus are similiar to the way I learned them with one exception. In the second verse the last four lines go as follows:

Smoke rising from the fires
Up to the trees in stately spires
Breezes sigh in the evening glow
Sun goes down, the north wind blows.

I had never learned a 3 or 4th verse and I see that there are several versions posted here and elsewhere on the web.

I would love to be able to give credit to the correct author, but alas I still am unsure after reading these posts.