Subject: Social Life & Love

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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...

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".

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 ...

Keep A Hammering' - Jackie Washington

In the sound file linked below 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...

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 This is part of an unpublished collection of bawdry recorded by Edith Fowke in the early 1960s.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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