Classic Canadian Songs from Smithsonian Folkways

The Alberta homesteader is not the only character on Classic Canadian Songs from Smithsonian Folkways in search of a mate. The young suitor of "I's the B'y" sets out to win the heart of the fair "Lizer," and the plucky spinster of "A Poor Lone Girl in Saskatchewan" vows to track "her man" to Bering Strait, if necessary. "When the Ice Worms Nest Again," inspired by the lore of the Klondike Gold Rush, finds a "husky, dusky maiden in the Arctic" waiting in vain, albeit tongue-in-cheek, for the prospector's marriage proposal. The Bessarabian children's song "Tonts, tonts!," sung by Yiddish folklorist Ruth Rubin (1906–2000), depicts a traditional Jewish wedding dance.
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Folksongs of Saskatchewan (FW04312, 1963)

Folksongs of Saskatchewan (FW04312, 1963)

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