Subject: Social Life & Love

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Niagara Moon - The Lincoln County Peach Pickers

In about 1995 when The Dawnbreakers (Kate Murphy, Brian Pickell and I) were playing at the Fall Festival in Balls Falls, two older gentlemen came up to tell us how much they had been enjoying our music. They turned out to be Eric Goerz and Johnny Harder ...

Nobody Coming To Marry Me

A song melody from the John Buttrey manuscript. (Notes on sheet music) John Buttrey was a military musician in the Brititsh army who seems to have settled in the Peterborough area. His massive manuscript (close to 1000 tunes) dates roughly from the time ...

On Gravelly Bay

This is a piece from Ivan Walton's collection of Great Lakes sailors' songs. Walton was a devoted amateur folklorist who travelled both sides of the Great Lakes in the early 1930s, gathering songs and stories from the last generation of sailors who had wo...

Peggy Gordon - LaRena Clark

LOVE DENIED - LOVE MISPLACED - In most other versions of this song, the singer is wooing Peggy and wrings several melodramatic verses out of the fact that she won't have him. In LaRena's take on the song it's a dialogue, in which Peggy makes it clear that...

Rattle On The Stovepipe

This song was collected from LaRena Clark by Edith Fowke in the early 1960s. It is a collection of what seem like "floating folk lyrics" with a curious kitchen party chorus. (I'm guessing at the date) This ditty is probably LaRena's most "covered" song. ...

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