Subject: Politics & Conflict

23 entries.

Fenian Blood-Hounds - broadside

An anti-Fenian broadside that seems to have originated in Richmond Hill, Ontario (see postmark on face) My instincts suggests to me that it was intended to be sung to the tune of "The British Grenadiers" - always one of the go-to melodies for patriotic so...

Fenians (The)

Another jingoistic anti-Fenian song from the pages of The Grand River Sachem, in Caledonia. The author seems to have had some tune in mind - the metre is quite specific - but I'm not sure what it might have been. For what it's worth, while I was reading t...

Georgie Duggan (Song)

This broadside is a good example of "negative advertising" from the early 1840s. The lyrics are a lot of fun. There's no tune indicated, but the chorus might be a clue if you can find another song with something similar. I can't remember where I found thi...

Here's To The Boys of The 1-6-0

A patriotic song from the First World War. Words and music by Muriel Farrell. It celebrates the 160th (Bruce County) Canadian Light Infantry Battalion.

Hurrah! Hurrah! For Norland!

An anti-Fenian song that features an alternate name for our soon-to-be country - "Norland" (I wonder if the author made that up him/herself) There is no tune indicated. This appeared in the Grand River Sachem, a Caledonia, Ontario newspaper that is still...

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