Maritime Folk Songs: from the Collection of Helen Creighton

Maritime Folk Songs: from the Collection of Helen Creighton

Various Artists FW04307 / FE 4307

Helen Creighton collected maritime songs remembered by an older generation of Canadians, mainly from Nova Scotia, between 1928 and 1954. Many are home recordings, but what they may lack in quality they make up for in authenticity. In addition to songs of the sea, the unaccompanied singers tell of the supernatural, of love and the beauties of the land.

Year Released 1962
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1962 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Folk
Country(s) Canada
Language(s) English; French; Gaelic-Scots
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; Sea songs

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101 Drimindown Ernest Sellick 1:56
102 Plains of Waterloo Amos Jollimore 6:28
103 When I Wake in the Morning Angelo Dornan 1:26
104 He's Young but He's Daily A-Growing Nathan Hatt 1:46
105 Jimmy Went A-Hunting Louis Boutilier 2:37
106 Catherine Etait Fille Laura McNeill 2:42
107 Peggy Gordon Grace Clergy 2:51
108 What Harm Has Jesus Done You? Charles Owens 3:22
109 My Gallant Brigantine Mrs. Edward Gallagher 4:07
110 Young Riley Mrs. Edward Gallagher 3:59
201 On Board of the Victory Grace Clergy 2:13
202 All 'Round My Hat Neil O'Brien 2:19
203 I Dyed My Petticoat Red Porter Brigley 0:55
204 Òran de Cheap Breatainn (Gaelic) Jon Ranny McKeigan 3:16
205 A Maid I Am in Love Mrs. Stan Marshall 2:56
206 In Cupid's Court Grace Clergy 4:22
207 Kelly the Pirate David Slauenwhite 2:11
208 Harbour Grace(Diddling) Burton Young 1:10
209 Young Beichan(Lord Bateman) David Slauenwhite 11:48
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