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    • Fifteen Folk-songs from Newfoundland

    • Folk songs, English--Newfoundland and Labrador; Ballads, English--Newfoundland and Labrador; Folk music--Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Selections from Karpeles' larger volume Folk Songs from Newfoundland (London, 1934), with piano accompaniments. The songs were collected during her 1929 and 1930 trips to the island, of which she states that "in Newfoundland the 'old' songs were...
    • Folk songs from Newfoundland

    • Folk songs, English--Newfoundland and Labrador; Ballads, English--Newfoundland and Labrador
    • in an effort to collect folk songs of English origin, Karpeles was to travel to Newfoundland with famed folklorist Cecil Sharp, who died before the trips occurred. She instead visited the island in both 1929 and 1930 and traveled to many outports,...
    • Ballads and sea songs of Newfoundland

    • Ballads, Canadian; English literature--Newfoundland and Labrador; Ballads, English--Newfoundland and Labrador; Folk songs, English--Newfoundland and Labrador; Sea songs; Folk songs
    • An extensive collection of ballads and sea songs gathered in Newfoundland by Elizabeth Greenleaf, began when she spent a year teaching with Sir Wilfred Grenfell's mission in on the Northwest coast of Newfoundland. Greenleaf returned the following...
    • The comet in the cloud

    • Newfoundland and Labrador--Songs and music--Texts; Ballads, English--Newfoundland and Labrador; Folk songs, English--Newfoundland and Labrador
    • This document contains the words to the song The comet in the cloud, "as sung by Mr. John Burke, at the B.I.S. [Benevolent Irish Society] Smoking Concert, March 18, 1896." (p.[1]) to the tune of the air, That water melon.
    • The K. of C. Hostel disaster

    • St. John's (N.L.)--Fire, 1942; Ballads, English--Newfoundland and Labrador; Knights of Columbus Hostel (St. John's, N.L.)--Fire, 1942
    • Written by John Jones, this poem recounts the events of the fire that destroyed the Knights of Columbus building in St. John's in 1942. Almost 500 military personnel and civilians were trapped in the building which had it's windows boarded up to...
    • Burke's Ballads

    • Ballads, English--Newfoundland and Labrador--Texts; Songs, English--Newfoundland and Labrador--Texts; Newfoundland and Labrador--Songs and music--Texts
    • A selection of songs by Newfoundlander Johnny Burke. Born in St. John's, Burke was well-known in his time for his songs and plays based on local people and events. Also included are two other songs, one each by Dan Carroll and Irish entertainer...
    • Burke's Christmas songster 1918

    • Ballads, English--Newfoundland and Labrador--Texts; Songs, English--Newfoundland and Labrador--Texts; Newfoundland and Labrador--Songs and music--Texts
    • A collection of song lyrics, compiled by Johnny Burke, accompanied by an article and box score of a cricket match between a team representing the city of St. John's and a team representing H. M. Fleet. Composers and lyricists are uncredited in this...
    • Burke's ballads

    • Ballads, English--Newfoundland and Labrador--Texts; Songs, English--Newfoundland and Labrador--Texts; Newfoundland and Labrador--Songs and music--Texts
    • A collection of song lyrics compiled by Johnny Burke. The majority of the songs are about the loss of ships, with particular emphasis on the S. S. Titanic.

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