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Folk Songs of Ontario

Various Artists
Folk Songs of Ontario

This 1958 recording by Edith Fulton Fowke is a collection of folksongs from the province of Ontario sung by a myriad of traditional singers. Until Fowke began collecting these in the 1950’s, most had never been heard by a general audience. Though a large portion of the songs on this recording come from the Irish-Canadians of the Peterborough region, many other songs trace their influence back to American and British roots. These stirring compositions cover everything from lumber-jacking to murdering to the married life.

Track Listing

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The Poor Little Girls from Ontario Ethel Minifie 1:52
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102
The Banks of the Don O.J. Abbott 1:33
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103
Johnson's Hotel Geraldine Sullivan 1:54
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104
The Murder of F. C. Benwell Lamont Tilden 1:52
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105
The Murder of Maggie Howie Geraldine Sullivan 2:58
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106
The Railroad Bay Martin Sullivan 2:01
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107
The Hobo's Grave Tom Brandon 1:24
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108
The Little Indian Maid Johnston's Hotel 2:02
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109
The Indian's Lament - An Indian Sat in His Little Bark Canoe Geraldine Sullivan 3:06
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110
Sally Greer Martin McManus 3:17
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111
The Twelfth of July Tom Brandon 2:23
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201
The Weaver Mrs. Jack Keating 3:01
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202
The Golden Vanity (Child No. 286) Joe Kelly 4:22
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203
A Fair Maid Walked in Her Father's Garden Mrs. William Towns 4:43
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204
In Bristol There Lived a Fair Lady - In Bristol There Lived a Fair Maiden Jimmie Hefferman 4:42
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205
How Cold These Winds Do Blow - The Wintry Winds Mrs. Jack Keating 3:34
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206
Mary of the Wild Moor Lotys and Letys Murrin 2:39
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207
The Bold Privateer Tom Brandon 1:51
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208
General Wolfe Margaret Ralph 2:21
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209
What is the Life of a Man Any More Than the Leaves? Mrs. William Towns 2:53

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