Subject: Social Life & Love

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Banks Of The Nile

This is a Canadian version of a popular broadside ballad that is still sung all over the UK and Ireland. It was collected here from the singing of LaRena Clark. The song is probably referring to the British / French engagements in Egypt between 1798 and 1...

Boring For Oil - "Square" Jim MacDonald

LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED - This is a bawdy song. "Square" Jim MacDonald (1888-1970) was a commercial fisherman in Port Dover, Ontario. This song was recorded at a party in Port Dover in about 1960. It is all double entendres and sexual metaphors in ...

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...

Circus In Perth

An Ad for a travelling circus from the Perth Courier. July 13, 1837

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...

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