Subject: On the Farm & In the Bush

44 entries.

Lairds O' The Bush (The)

A song written by James Crichton in Nichol Township (in the the Fergus area)in the 1830s. it was collected at the turn of the the 20th century by Arthur Walker Wright from singer Sandy Munro. Although no tune was indicated the song is pretty clearly a par...

Last Potato (The)

The Last Potato - I copied this parody of Thomas Moore's famous parlour song "The Last Rose of Summer" from the pages of the Cobourg Star. It's cute. The original melody is easy to find online. I've included a four-part arrangement that looks like it's f...

Man Behind The Plow (The)

Here are two recorded versions of "The Man Behind The Plow", a song written by American songwriter Thomas Payne Westendorf in the mid-19th century. One was sung by Joseph Chisholm, Glengarry County, in about 1961. The other by Ian Bell in 1991. This ...

Massey March

A promotional piece of piano music, published in 1887 as part of "Massy's Illustrated" Vo. VI No. 2 - a periodical put out by the Massey Manufacturing Company. (which mainly produced farm equipment) Composed by Albert F.O. Hartmann - Bandmaster of the Ma...

Mower (The) - O.J. Abbott

This mildly bawdy song was sung by Mr. Abbott for Edith Fowke in 1959 although it is almost certainly at least a century older than that. It appears in her book "Traditional Singers and Songs From Ontario". O.J. Abbott was born in England in about 1872, a...

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