Bill West's Blog – October 2010 Archive (3)

ANOTHER MAINE SONG FROM NICK HUMPHREY

Last week singer-songwriter Nick Humphrey shared with us his

song "The Wangan Camp" which is based on the poem of the

same name by Holman Day.



Today Nick emailed me a link to another of his great songs

which has meaning both in regards to Maine and to his wife's

family history.



Check it out at and enjoy it…

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Added by Bill West on October 22, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

"THE WANGAN CAMP SONG " BY NICK HUMPHREY

A few weeks back I shared a poem by Maine poet Holman Day,

entitled "The Wangan Camp" which was about a company store

in a lumber camp.



Well, today, I received an email from songwriter/musician Nick

Humphrey who wrote a song a few years ago based on the poem.

Here's a link to Youtube to a video of Nick performing the song.

I enjoyed it, and I think…

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Added by Bill West on October 22, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

"THE WANGAN CAMP" BY HOLMAN DAY

I've blogged before about American regional poetry and its value

in understanding the lifestyles and times of our ancestors. Every

region of the country had poets who wrote about local events

and often in the language peculiar to their region. One such

poet was Holman Day who was the author of many novels and

poems set in Maine.



The following poem talks about a Maine lumber company's "company

store". Since…

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Added by Bill West on October 22, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

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