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Subject: On the Farm & In the Bush

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Bridget from Washago

A lovely local love song from the Shores of Lake Simcoe. There are both a steamboat and a train in the lyrics , so it likely dates from sometime after about 1870. (probably not long after) LaRena Learned The song from her grandfather. From her lp "Family...

Come Back To The Farm

Come Back To The Farm - This song appeared in the periodical "The Ontario Farmer" of January 1869. The lyrics take on the age-old theme of the offspring of farmers leaving the farm for careers and lives elsewhere. It has a nice four-part chorus. See also:...

Come Tiddly Wink Some Day - LaRena Clark

This is a nonsense song that LaRena said she learned from her father, who - in turn probably picked it up in the lumber camps. She also said he play the harmonica and step danced to accompany this song. The year I have given for all of LaRena's songs is t...

CONCERT IN VITTORIA - 1866

The playbill for a concert in Vittoria, Ontario. (In Norfolk County) I transcribed the text from an original printed poster in the Edward Miller Collection at the Toronto Public Library in the early 1980s. I have included it here as a document but I have ...

Death of Young Bill Loney (The)

Sung by Joseph Chisholm (born 1878) in St. Rapheal's, Ontario. Recorded by George Proctor in 1960, for the National Museum of Man, Ottawa. The song all takes place around Williamstown, which is just east of Cornwall. It's an“Unfortunate working man comes...

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