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People - Philip Walsh, Singer

Philip Walsh was a lumberman and mill worker from New Brunswick. He knew several Joe Scott songs, including “Guy Reed,” “Howard Carey,” and “The White Café,” and other woods songs, many of which he sang for Sandy Ives through the years. He learned all of these songs while working in the Miramichi region. Although Joe Scott and Phil Walsh were both natives of New Brunswick, the events described in “Guy Reed” took place in western Maine (and Guy Reed himself lived his entire life in that area). The events, however, were universal among woodsmen in Maine, the Maritimes, and beyond.


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