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Helen Creighton: Folklife

Helen Creighton Audio Reel 5127
Blow The Man Down
00:22:10 - Christ Was Born In Bethleham
Audio Reel: 5127 Recording number: 80 performed by Mrs. W.B.A Ritchie at Wolfville, Kings County, Nova Scotia — 16 June 48
00:02:26 - (German lullaby)
Audio Reel: 5127 Recording number: 979 performed by Mrs. Norman Veinotte at Lunenburg, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia — 18 June 1948
00:06:58 - There Was An Old Man Who Lived In A Wood
Audio Reel: 5127 Recording number: 981 performed by Mrs. W.B.A Ritchie at Wolfville, Kings County, Nova Scotia — 16 June 1948
00:08:48 - Lord Loval
Audio Reel: 5127 Recording number: 982 performed by Mrs. W.B.A Ritchie at Wolfville, Kings County, Nova Scotia
first line of lyric: Lord Lovel he stood by his castle gate — 16 June 1948
00:13:34 - Prince Edward Island song
Audio Reel: 5127 Recording number: 983 performed by Joseph Hyson at Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia — 18 June 1948
00:15:48 - When I Was At War
Audio Reel: 5127 Recording number: 984 performed by Joseph Hyson at Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
first line of lyric: When I was at war — 18 June 1948
Blow The Man Down
Audio Reel: 5127 Recording number: 985 performed by Joseph Hyson at Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia — 18 June 1948
00:17:41 -
Audio Reel: 5127 Recording number: 986 performed by Daniel Slauenwhite at Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia — 18 June 1948
00:24:39 - Sally Around the Corner O
Audio Reel: 5127 Recording number: 987 performed by Joseph Hyson at Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
first line of lyric: Sally O, Sally O — 19 June 1948
00:25:14 - Rio Grande
Audio Reel: 5127 Recording number: 988 performed by Joseph Hyson at Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia — 19 June 1948
00:25:57 - City of Baltimore
Audio Reel: 5127 Recording number: 989 performed by Joseph Hyson at Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
first line of lyric: I am a true born Irishman — 19 June 1948

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Audio Reel 5127

Read Helen Creighton's recording notes along with archival documentation related to these audio recordings: Mf289-197 PDF Mf289-198 PDF

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