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Thread #66674   Message #1319495
Posted By: Matthew Edwards
07-Nov-04 - 08:48 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Footboy (Canadian ballad)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The footboy (Canadian ballad)
Hello again Marge, and welcome back. Those are great stories about your family, and I think its wonderful that you are singing as well.

From what I remember of the article in the Canadian Journal of Traditional Music (it isn't available online at the moment) Niles Puckett spent several summer seasons in the late 1950's and early 1960's in Ontario where he recorded lots of songs and singers on tapes which are now held by the Memorial University of Newfoundland. I would guess that these tapes would include examples of Fred Woodcock, but I don't know how you'd get hold of them to listen to.

Apparently Edith Fowke wrote more about Emerson Woodcock and his songs in her book Traditional singers and songs from Ontario, Folklore Associates, Hatboro,Pa., 1965

Best wishes, Matthew