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Subject: On the Farm & In the Bush

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About LaRena Clark

About LaRena LeBarr Clark – Ian Bell LaRena Clark was a folksinger in every sense of the word. She absorbed a huge repertoire of traditional and (once) popular songs from her parents and neighbours. She wrote her own songs about the things and places tha...

Accordion Player on Crop Sprayer - Norfolk County

A woman playing an ornate accordion while perched atop a horse-drawn Massey Harris crop sprayer on a tobacco farm. Probably near Delhi, Norfolk County. Originally collected by Mike Lipowski for the Delhi Museum. (Hmmm - more information on the crop spraye...

Backwoodsman (The)

This terrific song was collected from Emerson Woodcock in 1957 by Edith Fowke. If we can believe the the first verse it comes from the mid-19th century. It was well-known in many parts of Canada and the United States - especially in areas where logging wa...

Bridget from Washago

A lovely local love song from the Shores of Lake Simcoe. There are both a steamboat and a train in the lyrics , so it likely dates from sometime after about 1870. (probably not long after) LaRena Learned The song from her grandfather. From her lp "Family...

Come Back To The Farm

Come Back To The Farm - This song appeared in the periodical "The Ontario Farmer" of January 1869. The lyrics take on the age-old theme of the offspring of farmers leaving the farm for careers and lives elsewhere. It has a nice four-part chorus. See also:...

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