Paul Bunyan is the giant at the centre of an old American legend who is believed to have been the first logger.
Paul Bunyan is huge and usually accompanied by a blue cow called Babe. In the operetta he recruits lumberjacks from all over the place, sets up a camp and tries to find a bookkeeper. The cooks want pets, so there are a dog and two cats, and at the start of the work, the scene is set by a forest of singing trees. News of Paul Bunyan is brought by three geese, and the action is triggered by a blue moon.
There is love (Hot Biscuit Slim and Paul’s daughter. Tiny), a fight, a row about the food and a Christmas party.