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Thread #2665   Message #11329
Posted By: Tim Jaques
27-Aug-97 - 07:41 PM
Thread Name: Bootlegging era songbooks
Subject: RE: Bootlegging era songbooks
A song that comes to mind, and I don't know if it is in any songbook, is "The I'm Alone", done by the Irish Rovers prior to their commercial country phase. The "I'm Alone" was a Canadian rumrunning ship sunk by the US Coast Guard in international waters, stirring up a diplomatic dispute.

I believe there were rumrunning songs in French from this part of Canada -- short jaunt across the Detroit River to the USA -- but I assume you want your songs in English.