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Subject: On the Farm & In the Bush

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Hurry Up Harry - LaRena Clark

Recorded in 1965 by LaRena Clark. This is one of the many lumber camp songs she learned from her father and grandfather. It is similar to the song "Hogan's Lake" in both theme and tune. "Squaw Buns" are a kind of molasses bun. The year I have given for al...

Jack Haggerty

A lumbercamp song where the shanty boy does NOT get the girl. Sung by LaRena Clark in 1969 on her lp "Songs of An Ontario Family".

Jolly Raftsman O (The)

This short song was collected from Mrs. Arlington (Grace) Fraser by Edith Fowke in the 1950s. Mrs. Fraser lived in Glengarry, in eastern Ontario. In it the raftsman is painted as the object of romance. There is a link below to a recording of Jean Mills ...

Keyhole In The Door (The) - O.J. Abbott

A mildly bawdy song as sung by O.J. Abbott. This is part of an unpublished collection of bawdry recorded by Edith Fowke in the early 1960s. It appeared in a paper of hers called "A Sampling of Bawdy Ballads From Ontario". It's pretty juvenile by 2017 stan...

Lairds O' The Bush (The)

A song written by James Crichton in Nichol Township (in the the Fergus area)in the 1830s. it was collected at the turn of the the 20th century by Arthur Walker Wright from singer Sandy Munro. Although no tune was indicated the song is pretty clearly a par...

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