Folk Songs of Newfoundland

Folk Songs of Newfoundland

Alan Mills FW06831 / FW 6831

Peppered with linguistic gems (“If you want your eye-balls straightened, just come out next week with me”), the folk songs of Newfoundland reveal connections to the hardy British ballad, but also possess a unique humor that has come out of living on this environmentally challenging northern island. Alan Mills sings songs of the land and the sea.

Year Released 1953
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1953 Folkways Records
Genre(s) World
Country(s) Canada
Instrument(s) Guitar; Vocals
Subject(s) Folksong revival

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101 Kelligrews Soiree Alan Mills 2:36
102 Tickle Cove Pond Alan Mills 3:27
103 As I Roved Out Alan Mills 1:20
104 Time to Be Made a Wife Alan Mills 1:54
105 I's the Boy That Builds the Boat Alan Mills 1:13
106 The Badger Drive Alan Mills 2:44
201 A Great Big Sea Hove in Long Beach Alan Mills 1:32
202 Jack Was Every Inch a Sailor Alan Mills 1:51
203 Lukey's Boat Alan Mills 1:42
204 The Squid-Jiggin' Ground Alan Mills 3:03
205 Two Jinkers Alan Mills 2:27
206 Anti-Confederation Song Alan Mills 1:44
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