Subject: Lakes & Rivers

26 entries.

She's A Fine Woman and I'm A Fine Man - "Square" Jim MacDonald

LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED - This is a BAWDY song. "Square" Jim MacDonald (1888-1970) was a commercial Lake Erie fisherman in Port Dover, Ontario. This song was recorded at a party in Port Dover in about 1960. It is an erotic song with a cumulative ch...

Tars Of The Victory 1808

Tars of The Victory Back in about 1983 I was looking for early Ontario music in the Toronto Reference Library. There they had a shabby book of fiddle tunes and dances called "Button and Purday's Country Dances for 1808" - or something like that. I photoco...

The Chippewa Stream - LaRena Clark

The Chippewa Stream This song appears to be a Canadian "remake" of the traditional Scottish song "The Braes of Strathblane". The song was a staple in lumber camps in Ontario and elsewhere. LaRena was recorded singing this in the mid 1960s by Van Dittmer o...

When Hogan Paid The Rent - "Square" Jim MacDonald

Square Jim MacDonald (1888-1970) was born in Bayfield, but spent most of his life in Port Dover, where he was well-known as a commercial fisherman. This recording of him was made at a party in about 1961. The song is a fragment of an American "stage Irish...

Whitefish In The Rapids

As popular today as it ever was, this great B flat tune is regarded as a classic of the Northern Ontario repertoire. At different times it has been attributed to both Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario fiddler Rene Cote and Michigan fiddler Henry Thorne (1841-1928...

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