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TitleBurke's Ballads
AuthorBurke, Johnny, 1851-1930
Place of PublicationSt. John's?, Newfoundland
DescriptionA 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 Johnnie Quigley, as well as a text about Mr. Brewin of the St. John's Regatta. (Genevieve Lehr, "Burke, Johnny, " Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador, vol. 1, 295)
ContentsOld Brown's daughter -- Mrs. Brookin's cat -- Who put the herring on the booze? -- The July fire -- Vote for Bride McGinnis -- Why don't the men propose? -- Ann Eliza Jones -- The great newsboys strike -- The little bunch of whiskers -- Lines written on Michael Power, the blind minstrel -- Not burnt out -- Since Murphy broke the pledge -- I am dying -- The sealers gained the strike -- Cotton's [Main?] patch -- Cotton's patch -- The luck went with the sealers since brave Colloway led the strike -- The teapots at the fire -- When your old woman takes a cramp in her craw give her cod liver oil -- If your wife is run down give her cod liver oil -- The wedding in Renews -- Mary Ann Hooligan takes in the circus -- How Tapper lost the race -- Bring your blueberries to Job's store -- Casey taking the census -- The Kelligrews' Soiree -- No short skirts to their knees -- The eleven brave Irish boys -- Mrs. Dempsey -- A brave Newfoundlander -- Are you coming Mrs. Doolin -- FitzSimmons beat Corbett -- Mary Joe's mash -- Full loads to the sealers -- The race boat Iris -- Brush up your beaver -- While I was on the jury -- The girl on the bike -- The landfall of Cabot -- Bring me back to my home -- The Terra Nova Regatta -- Playing for the boneen -- The sly jackeen sailor -- The trouting liar -- Fight in Halifax -- The Trinity Cake -- Water Street disturbance -- McGinnis at the rink -- We'll have to splice to get a flask -- Terrible disaster on the South West Coast -- The girl I met from Fogo -- Mary Joe slip on your bloomers -- Who shipped the moonshine to St. John's -- Three bottles a week -- "Dear Lord, they say the Labrador is sold for.30, " says Bride Kinsella -- Mrs. Mullowney was three weeks in bed since she ate the fipper stew -- Lines on the death of Professor Danielle -- The widow's goat -- The water shortage at Windsor Lake -- Carter's Hill -- We must close our little store on Sunday morning -- Betsey Brennan's blue hen -- Oh, my goodie gracious -- Empty is the dog-house -- The night Pat Murphy died -- Brannigan's Pup -- An out-harbour merchant looking for a wife -- The Harbour Grace Excursion -- The Butterfly dude -- Grandfather O'Brien -- Why didn't you say so before -- The history of the world -- Parody on Dolly Gray -- Riley and I were chums -- The 20 mile walking match -- Freshwater Bay / by Dan Carroll -- "Jack Hinks" / Johnnie Quigley -- Reminiscences of Regattas : Mr. Brewin, the Irish soldier, who fired the gun for many years [text].
SubjectBallads, English--Newfoundland and Labrador--Texts
Songs, English--Newfoundland and Labrador--Texts
Newfoundland and Labrador--Songs and music--Texts
ContributorsWhite, John, 1930-
Physical Description64 p. : ill.
NoteIncludes advertisements
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Time Period19th Century; 20th Century
Local Call NumberPS 8503 U76 A2
Resource TypeBook
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
Record NumberCNS-B0110
CollectionCentre for Newfoundland Studies--Digitized Books
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Centre for Newfoundland Studies
RelationReference: CNS-B0321. (Burke, Johnny. Burke's ballads. St. John's, 1912)
SourcePaper text held in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies.
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