Subject: Social Life & Love

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Tobacco, Oh, Oh

An anti-smoking song from "The Canadian Musical Fountain and Prohibition Singer" C.W. Coates - Toronto, 1874. It is written in the style of an Anglican Church chant. It's pretty good.

Weaver (The)

This is a mildly bawdy song collected from O.J. Abbott, by Edith Fowke in the late 1950s. In the early days of settlement women often did their own hand-spinning, then passed off the resultant yarn and thread to a professional weaver to be turned into yar...

When Hogan Paid The Rent - "Square" Jim MacDonald

Square Jim MacDonald (1888-1970) was born in Bayfield, but spent most of his life in Port Dover, where he was well-known as a commercial fisherman. This recording of him was made at a party in about 1961. The song is a fragment of an American "stage Irish...

When You And I Were Young, Maggie - Song

When I was a kid, my dad who was from Binbrook, Ontario took me to the former site of an old mill near there, and sang me a few lines from an old song. It was "When You And I Were Young, Maggie". The words to this song was written Hamilton area school tea...

Young Charlotte - Sung by Joseph Chisholm

The song "Young Charlotte" was a hugely popular cautionary tale sung all over North America. It is generally attributed to Seba Smith, an American journalist. Smith published the song as a poem in 1843 in "The Rover" a newspaper in Maine, as “A Corpse Go...

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