Subject: Social Life & Love

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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. ...

Rebels You Rest - by The Country Rebels

A "hit" song from Penetanguishene area bluegrass band, "The Country Rebels". It was written by the group's singer and guitarist Pauline Beauchamp. She and her husband Tommy Beauchamp (aka Tommy Wade) formed the group about 1970. it was performed by lots o...

Rifle Boys (The) - LaRena Clark

This is LaRena's recorded version of an early 19th century British broadside ballad the goes by the same title or as "Lancashire Lads". This variant has been localized to Canada. ("nineteen cents a day") I choose to think that the Canadian singers of thi...

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