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Gypsy Davy - LaRena Clark

The melody is cheery enough, but LaRena Clark's version of this classic song is actually darker than many and frankly, ends in a bit of a bloodbath. It also starts curiously, with the Gypsy riding into town on a pony he seems to have borrowed from Yankee ...

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".

Pat Works On The Railway

According to Edith Fowke LeRena learned this song from her father. It probably dates back to the mid-late 19th century. I’m not sure exactly what happened that day, but Pat seems to have caused a bit of a train wreck. This is almost nothing like the usua...

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...

Plough Boy (The)

This is LaRena's somewhat altered version of the song "The Man Behind The Plough", written in 1882 by American songwriter Thomas Paine Westendorf. It was published in several Canadian sheet music editions and quickly absorbed into the "folk" repertoire he...

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