Subject: Social Life & Love

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Boring For Oil - "Square" Jim MacDonald

LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED - This is a bawdy song. "Square" Jim MacDonald (1888-1970) was a commercial fisherman in Port Dover, Ontario. This song was recorded at a party in Port Dover in about 1960. It is all double entendres and sexual metaphors in ...

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...

Circus In Perth

An Ad for a travelling circus from the Perth Courier. July 13, 1837

Devilish Mary - LaRena Clark

Young man gets more than he bargained for in the person of his new bride. LaRena Clark (1904-1999) recorded this song for her 1969 lp "Songs of An Ontario Family". She learned the song from her father.

Drowning of Willie Leonard (The)

From her 1978 lp "Family Legend In Song" This is one of many versions of the Irish song, "The Lake of Coolfinn". The song was popular in Canada and the US. In every case poor Willie Leonard is the victim of an accidental drowning.

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