Subject: Social Life & Love

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Last Potato (The)

The Last Potato - I copied this parody of Thomas Moore's famous parlour song "The Last Rose of Summer" from the pages of the Cobourg Star. It's cute. The original melody is easy to find online. I've included a four-part arrangement that looks like it's f...

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...

Music Ads - 1863

Advertisements from "The Irish Canadian", Toronto, 1863

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 ...

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