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VIDEO: ‘Poor, Poor Woodsman’ sings at Folk Fest Saturday

Songwriter and former lumberman Harold Jackson of Fort Kent sings on the Maine Folklife Center stage at the American Folk Festival Saturday. Jackson is the author of the locally famous song, "Poor, Poor Woodsman." Troy R. Bennett | BDN

I first heard this catchy song of woe and misfortune, “Poor, Poor Woodman,” in East Benton, at the fiddlers convention. Jeff “Smokey” McKeen sang it with the Old Gray Goose band. It must have been something like ten years ago. I’ve heard him sing it many times since. The song rings true. It’s not overdone. […]