Subject: On the Farm & In the Bush

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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...

My Bonny Native Glen

A song that was a longtime standard in Glengarry County, in eastern Ontario. Scottish musical traditions are still very strong in this area. It is sung here by Joseph Chisholm. George Proctor collected both songs and fiddle tunes from Mr. Chisholm in abou...

My Charming Black Lad - Sullivan Ross MS

Sullivan Ross was born on May 9th 1828 at Badninish in Sutherland County, Scotland. In 1838 his family emigrated and settled near Harrington in Oxford County. Sullivan was both a fiddler and a piper, and collected and composed tunes for both instruments. ...

Plough Boy (The)

This is LaRena's somewhat altered version of the song "The Man Behind The Plough", written in 1882 by American songwriter Thomas Paine Westendorf. It was published in several Canadian sheet music editions and quickly absorbed into the "folk" repertoire he...

Praties and Pork

This song was collected from one of his neighbours by J.W.Dunbar Moodie - the husband of Susanna Moodie, during the early years of their settlement in the Peterborough area. It appears only in some editions of Susanna Moodie's famous memoire "Roughing It ...

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