Subject: On the Farm & In the Bush

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Irene Morrow - Fiddle 1938

Irene Morrow played at dances in Hurkett with her siblings, became a nun in her early 20’s. She devoted her life to teaching music at Marymount College in North Bay, earned an honorary doctorate in music and designed a well regarded piano programme called...

Jack Haggerty

A lumbercamp song where the shanty boy does NOT get the girl. Sung by LaRena Clark in 1969 on her lp "Songs of An Ontario Family".

Jim Finnegan

A reflective song that ends abruptly at the end of the first verse. Collected by George Proctor from Mrs. L. Ashforth of Kinmount, Ontario in 1960. Sing it for your kids!

Jolly Raftsman O (The)

This short song was collected from Mrs. Arlington (Grace) Fraser by Edith Fowke in the 1950s. Mrs. Fraser lived in Glengarry, in eastern Ontario. In it the raftsman is painted as the object of romance. There is a link below to a recording of Jean Mills ...

Keyhole In The Door (The) - O.J. Abbott

A mildly bawdy song as sung by O.J. Abbott. This is part of an unpublished collection of bawdry recorded by Edith Fowke in the early 1960s. It appeared in a paper of hers called "A Sampling of Bawdy Ballads From Ontario". It's pretty juvenile by 2017 stan...

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