Subject: Politics & Conflict

25 entries.

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...

I'll Be A Tory

A year before out and out rebellion broke out in Upper Canada, a Torontonian named Stephen Randal lashed out at the Family Compact with this taunting song. It was published both as a broadside and in W.L. Mackenzie's newspaper "The Constitution". The pass...

I'll Drink No More - Temperance Song

An easy round from "The Canadian Musical Fountain and Prohibition Singer" - C.W. Coates, Toronto, 1874. This one is easy to learn/teach and fun to sing. What's a "flip"? (see lyrics) In case you're interested in trying one before you sign the pledge -F...

Jubilee Song - Temperance Song

"The Canadian Musical Fountain and Prohibition Singer" was a songbook created for the temperance movement and published in Toronto in 1874. I first found a copy at the Toronto Public Library. These excerpts came from the Internet Archive, where you can fi...

Oh The Gloomy Hills of Darkness

A song from the pages of "The Voice of The Fugitive", an abolitionist newspaper published in Sandwich Ontario (near Windsor) by Henry Bibb. No author is credited, but it is a topical rewrite of a hymn (of the same name) composed by Welsh hymn writer Will...

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