Subject: Politics & Conflict

25 entries.

Song Of The Canadian Girls

Here's one of many anti-Fenian songs that appear in the pages of The Grand River Sachem. (Caledonia) This one is supposedly sung by the girls of Canada to their (hopefully) patriotic beaux. Interestingly it's set to a tune with Fenian associations. Unde...

The Boys of The One-One-Four

A song composed by Charlses J. Snider, and submitted the the Caledonia, Ontario newspaper "The Grand River Sachem", in March 1916. It celebrates the 114th Battalion, who were part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the First World War, and were also...

The Higher Law (Abolitionist Song)

This song from "The Voice of The Fugitive" (Sandwich) is credited to "Elizabeth" I'm willing to bet that it was intended to be sung to the tune of "Scots Wha' Hae" - a stirring song by Robert Burns whose melody has been appropriated for many other stirrin...

Up And Waur Them A' Willie (1837)

Fan mail for William Lyon Mackenzie. A song of the Rebellion of 1837. This came in from an anonymous bard in Hawkesbury along the Ottawa River, and was printed by Mackenzie in one of his newspapers. (The Constitution, I think) It is based on a famous Scot...

Voice of The Fugitive - Three Poems or Songs

Three pieces from "The Voice of The Fugitive" (newspaper) Sandwich, CW 1851-52

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