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Subject: Social Life & Love

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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...

Amber Tresses Tied In Blue - Irving's Canadian Series of Five Cent Music

From the Irving Five Cent Series - See link for information

Arise and Come Along

This song was collected from Mrs. Arlington (Grace) Fraser, by Edith Fowke in 1961. It is an adaptation of the Scottish song "Farewell To Fiunary" rewritten to sing of a Canadian who has headed off to the goldfields of California in 1849. It can be found...

Ballad of J.R. Birchall (The) - LaRena Clark

J.R. Birchall was an English con man who murdered another young Englishman named Frederick Benwell near Gobles Ontario in 1889. (The whole sordid but complicated story is too long to be told here but can be found in one of the links below.) His trial was ...

Banks of Inverness (The)

From her 1980 lp "Canadian Folk Sound with LaRena" The earliest known printed broadsides of this song go back to the 1880s. It's a "returned lover song". Sailor meets girl on the Banks of Inverness who is still faithful to her true love Willie. He sugge...

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