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Subject: Songs of LaRena Clark

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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".

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. ...

Rich and The Poor (The)

A song LaRena learned from her father. It seems like one of those British "social conscience" songs of the 19th century that coincided with the writings of Charles Dickens and the artwork of Henry Mayhew. Recorded on on her 1979 lp, "Canada At The Turn of...

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...

The Chippewa Stream - LaRena Clark

The Chippewa Stream This song appears to be a Canadian "remake" of the traditional Scottish song "The Braes of Strathblane". The song was a staple in lumber camps in Ontario and elsewhere. LaRena was recorded singing this in the mid 1960s by Van Dittmer o...

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