Subject: Social Life & Love

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Gaff Linkum - A Tale of Talbotville - Singing Schools

"Gaff Linkum - A Tale of Talbotville" was an early 20th century novel by Archie P. McKishnie, set in deep Southwestern Ontario. The "Talbotville" of the title was in fact a thinly disguised Morpeth - a village in Chatham-Kent. The novel was created from r...

Gilderoy - Song

From a page in Ely Playter's Diary - the Ely Playter fonds F556, Archives of Ontario. Ely Playter (1776-1858) was a farmer, lumberman, militia officer, and member of the Upper Canada House of Assembly, who lived in and around York (Toronto). Judging by ...

GIRL I LOVE (THE) - Joseph Chisholm

Sung by Joseph Chisholm (born 1878) in St. Raphael's, Ontario. Recorded by George Proctor in 1960, for the National Museum of Man, Ottawa. The song details the courtship and marriage of a "jolly sailor boy". A match of which the bride's father does not ...

Gypsy Davy - LaRena Clark

The melody is cheery enough, but LaRena Clark's version of this classic song is actually darker than many and frankly, ends in a bit of a bloodbath. It also starts curiously, with the Gypsy riding into town on a pony he seems to have borrowed from Yankee ...

Heaps Of Bricks - Jackie Washington

Jazz and blues singer Jackie Washington (1919-2009) sings two songs from the repertoire of his grandfather, George Washington and his uncle Jack. Jackie and his family lived in Hamilton, Ontario. Jackie's Grandfather came to Canada from the U.S. in the 19...

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