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Come and I Will Sing You: A Newfoundland Songbook
Reprinted with a new preface
Edited by Genevieve Lehr. Introduction by Anita Best and Genevieve Lehr.

Come and I Will Sing You: A Newfoundland Songbook

Paper: Nov 3 2003
World Rights
220pp /12 illustration

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Book Description
Newfoundlanders have long and lustily sung their folksongs, and the tradition remains strong today. Despite modern influences, the old songs persist, mixed with new songs that are composed to record the events of our time. This is the first major collection of Newfoundland folksongs compiled and edited by native Newfoundlanders. It concentrates on songs of local composition largely ignored by earlier collectors and presents a significant number of songs never before published.

For most of the last decade Lehr and Best have been travelling around the island recording the voices and favourite songs of anyone, young and old, who would perform. Recordings took place in family kitchens, on stage heads, and in trap stores while the singer knitted twine or repaired lobster pots, aboard ships at anchor or en route to some small deserted harbour. Humming engines, blowing oilstoves, or clattering supper dishes provided accompaniment.

The 120 songs collected here by Lehr and Best have been transcribed by Pamela Morgan and illustrated by Elly Cohen. Some recall the distant past of a long and rich seafaring tradition; others tell of such recent tragedies as the displacement of outport people and the sinking of the Ocean Ranger. The selection represents the state of the folk-song in Newfoundland today; in some part it documents what is lost and forgotten, but it also celebrates what has survived, and thrives.

Genevieve Lehr is a teacher and writer living in Halifax.

'It's great to have Come and I Will Sing You back in print. This was the first book of Newfoundland folksongs that was created not by visiting scholars but by young Newfoundlanders who set out to discover and document the musical culture of their homeland. Their unique artistic collection is filled with songs-many of them locally composed-that convey the history, aspirations, and values of plain working Newfoundlanders in eloquent verse and music.'
-Neil V. Rosenberg, Professor of Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland-

Song List

1 The Wreck of the Annie Roberts 3
2 The Annie Young 4
3 Arthur 6
4 Aspell and Cartet 7
5 The August Gale (A and Bl 9
6 The Banks of Sweet Dundee 12
7 Betsy Beauty 13
8 The Blow below the Belt 15
9 The Blue Wave 17 10 Bold Hawke 18
11 Bold Larkin 19
12 Bonny Blue-eyed Jane 21
13 Brave Marin 22
14 The Brule Boys 23
15 The Buck Goat Song 26
16 Caroline from Edinboro (Edinburgh) Town 27
17 Carroll Ban 30
18 The Champion of Court Hill 31
19 Charming Blue-eyed Mary 32
20 Charming Sally Ann 33
21 Chrissey's Dick 36
ZZ The Wreck of the Christabel 37
23 Come and I Will Sing You 39
24 Common Sailors 41
25 Constant Farmer's Son 42
26 The Wreck of the Danny Goodwin 44
27 The Dark-eyed Sailor 46
28 Dark-eyed Susan 47
29 The Steamship Deane 49
30 The Dole Song 51
31 The Drunken Captain 52
32 The Ella M. Rudolph 55
33 The Elsie M. Hart 57 34 The Excel lA and B) 58
35 False Limkin 61
36 Fanny's Harbour BawD 62
37 Fishing on the Labrador 61
38 The Florizel 66
39 The Gallant Brigantine
40 The General Rawlinson 69
41 George Alfred Beckdt 71
42 The Gigantic 73
43 The Glen Alone 76
44 The Glenora 78
45 Gra Geal Mo Chroi 79
46 The Grand Falls Tragedy 81
47 The Green Mossy Banks of the Lea 61
48 Gull Cove 84 49 Heave Away! 86
50 The Herring 87 51 The Hoban Boys 89
52 The Hole in the wan 1l1
53 The Huntingdown Shore 95
54 Hush-oh-bye Baby 97
55 In Memoriam 99
56 Jack the Sailor 101
57 The Jam on Gary's Rock 102
58 Jerry Ryan 103
59 Le Jeune Militaire 105
60 Jim Harris 106
61 Jimmy Whelan 107
62 John Barbour 109
63 Jolly Jack Tar 111 64 The Kate from Bmndl 112
65 The Leaving of Merasheen 114
66 The Liverpool Pilot 115
67 Lonely Waterloo 117
68 Lord Bateman (A and B) 118
69 Lovely Katie-o 121
70 The Maggie 122
71 The Maid of Newfoundland 123
72 The Schooner Marion Rogers 125
73 The Schooner Mary Ann 126
74 Maurice Crotty (A and B) 127
75 Maurice Hogan's Song 131
76 The McClure 133
77 Me Old Ragadoo 135
78 The Merchants 136
79 The Moonshine Informer
80 Mr Costler 140
81 Murphy in the Cupboard 143
82 My Dear, I'm Bound for Canaday (A and B) 145
83 My Good-looking Man 147
84 O'Reilly the Fisherman 149
85 The Old Smite 150
86 The Penny Fair 151
87 The Petty Harbour Bait Skiff 153
88 Pretty Caroline 155
89 Pretty Polly 156
go The Prison of Newfoundland 158
91 The Quiet Village Tilting 159
92 The Ravenal 160
93 The Red Rocks of Bell Isle 161
94 The Wreck of the Riseover 163
95 A Sailor Courted 164 96 SiÚl a Ghràa 165
97 Skipper Dan 168
98 The Loss of the Snorre 170
99 Soup Supper in Clattice Harbour 172
100 South Carolina State 174
101 The Southern Cross 175
102 The Spanish Captain 176
103 The Susan 178
104 The Sweet Town of Anthony 179
105 Taking Gear in the Night 180
106 They Locked Me Up in Bonavista Jail 182
107 Thomas and Nancy 183
108 The Thomas J. Hodder 184
109 The Tobacco Song 186
110 Tobias Murphy and Tom Hann 187
111 Trois Navires de Blè 189
112 The Wreck of the Union (A and B) 190
113 The Valley of Kilbride 193
114 Le Vmgt-cinq de Juillet 195
115 The Virgin on the Strand 196
116 The Water Witch 197
117 The Waterford Strike 199
118 Wave over Wave 200
119 We Left the Port of Sydney 201
120 Why Don't Father's Ship Come In? 203


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