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An Irishman in North Americay

An Irishman in North Americay

Irish-Canadian folksinger Tom Kines (1922–1994) had learned Irish songs as a child from his grandfather, and during World War II, when he was stationed with the Canadian Navy in Northern Ireland, he learned more. On his return home after the war, he was astonished to realize “how widespread was the influence of the Irish folk song” on the music of North America. The result is this 1961 recording. Although most of the songs he selected have US variants, Kines presents the Canadian versions.

Liner notes include lyrics and information about the songs.

Track Listing

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Lilting Tom Kines 0:32
102
The Wild Irishman Tom Kines 2:45
103
The Brown Girl Tom Kines 1:37
104
Dornan's Ass Tom Kines 2:20
105
The Banks of the Roses Tom Kines 2:07
106
Tim Finnegan's Wake Tom Kines 2:12
107
My Irish Polly Tom Kines 2:58
108
The Foot of the Mountain Brow Tom Kines 2:37
109
Mushana Fol The Day Tom Kines 1:33
110
The Spree Tom Kines 0:46
201
Brennan on the Moor Tom Kines 3:27
202
My Good Looking Man Tom Kines 1:21
203
Down by the Fair River Tom Kines 3:11
204
Cod Liver Oil Tom Kines 2:23
205
The Cork Leg Tom Kines 2:07
206
Whiskey in the Jar Tom Kines 2:09
207
A Young Man Liv'd in Belfast Town - Crockery Ware Tom Kines 2:20
208
Daniel O'Connell Tom Kines 2:52
209
A Parting Glass Tom Kines 1:18

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