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Subject: On the Farm & In the Bush

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Praties and Pork

This song was collected from one of his neighbours by J.W.Dunbar Moodie - the husband of Susanna Moodie, during the early years of their settlement in the Peterborough area. It appears only in some editions of Susanna Moodie's famous memoire "Roughing It ...

Raftsmen's Song (The)

LaRena learned this song from her father. It seems to have been adapted/evolved from a poem by Fred Coyne (1899-1964) which appears in his book "Poems of The Pontiac". It's recorded on her 1969 lp "Songs of An Ontario Family".

ROLL, JORDAN ROLL - Fred Smith

Fred Smith (1909-2007)was the grandson of a fugitive slave who settled in Oxford County in the days before the American Civil War. He lived Innerkip and Woodstock over the years. Fred was well-known as a Gospel singer, a lay preacher and a herb doctor. He...

Roving Shantyboy (The)

Recorded by LaRena Clark (1904-1999) on her 1979 lp "Canada At Turn of The Sod". A mild song of seduction from the points of view of a "shantyboy" and the girl he leaves behind. Curiously, the narrative voice passes from him to her two thirds of the way t...

SAE WILL WE YET

Sung by Joseph Chisholm (b.1878) - St. Raphael's, Ontario. Recorded by George Proctor in 1960. The melody is the well-known Irish tune often called "The Rising of The Moon" or "The Wearing Of The Green". The original words of "Sae Will We Yet" were compos...

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