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Ode to the forgotten song

GUEST,Musik_Meister 04 Jan 01 - 08:42 PM
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Subject: Ode to the forgotten song
From: GUEST,Musik_Meister
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 08:42 PM

I've been spending a lot of time seeking old songs I haven't heard in 30 years or more. Found one today by luck - that was Springhill Mine Disaster, the copy I found was done by The Dubliners, but I believe Pete Seeger wrote it. Not 100% sure though.

That got me thinking about other songs.

I wonder if anyone recalls a song, also by Pete Seeger I believe, that starts with:

"They passed an ordinance in our town They said we'd have to tear it down That little brown shack out back so dear to me"

I haven't heard it in perhaps 32 years, but I think it was either called, Little Brown Shack or Ode to an Outhouse. I'd love to find the song, or any information on it. Am I right that it was Pete who wrote and sang it? What was the date, the name of the album it was released on, etc.

Another song I have wanted to find for about 25 years is one called Sable Island Shores. That one was released in 1947 I believe but I can't even find the name of the artist. I've found other songs about Sable Island, I located an MP3 that songs like Johnney Cash, but it doesn't indicate the artist on it, but this one is about the men stationed on Sable Island, Newfoundland, to provide help for ships that get wrecked in those dangerous waters. I heard the song once, in 1972 I think, on a TV show called Sing Along Jubilee that was on the CBC, and the song has stuck with me ever since.

Anyone know about either of these songs? Or for that matter, are there songs you have looked for that you can't find? There is nothing worse than having people look at you as if maybe you only dreamed the song and it really didn't even exist - and nothing better than playing the song for said people after years of them insisting your memory is playing tricks on you. [heh]


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Subject: RE: Ode to the forgotten song
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 10:58 PM

Here's a thread about forgotten songs


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Subject: RE: Ode to the forgotten song
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 11:06 PM

Springhill Mine disaster was NOT written by Pete and is in the DT under that name.

Ode to the Little Brown Shack is a Billy Edd Wheeler song and is also in the DT under that name.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Ode to the forgotten song
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 11:08 PM

Springhill Mine Disaster--CLICK HERE


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Subject: RE: Ode to the forgotten song
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 11:10 PM

Ode to the Little Brown Shack--CLICK HERE

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Ode to the forgotten song
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 11:13 PM

Previous thread on newer Springhill Disaster---CLICK HERE

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Ode to the forgotten song
From: DonMeixner
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 11:31 PM

Springhill Mine Disaster is a Ewan Macoll song is it not??


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Subject: RE: Ode to the forgotten song
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 11:36 PM

Regarding "Sable Island Shores".............

Scroll down almost to the bottom of THIS WEB PAGE and under "Various Artists", Canadian Country Classics, Castle 8020, you will find a recording of "Sable Island Shores" by Smilin' Ivan Dorey.

Need anything else?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Ode to the forgotten song
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 11:46 PM

Yeah Don and that's because there are so MANY Springhill songs ... Here's a good old thread detailing some of that......CLICK HERE...Some additional info for our guest here too.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Ode to the forgotten song
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 11:55 PM

Hmmmm....my blue clickies went up in blue clicky smoke on a couple of those. That's OK....Shack is in the DT and the second Springhill thread that I did has links to all the other info.

Spaw


Fixed them spaw - JoeClone


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Subject: RE: Ode to the forgotten song
From: Gypsy
Date: 05 Jan 01 - 09:34 PM

Spaw, you are incredible! Wow, what a bunch of finds!


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Subject: RE: Ode to the forgotten song
From: catspaw49
Date: 05 Jan 01 - 09:37 PM

Just "spewing" Gypsy.......but thanks anyway.(:<))

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Ode to the forgotten song
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Jan 01 - 10:52 AM

I'd always though Springhill was one by Ewan McColl, but the DT says Peggy Seeger. The words sound more like McColl to me. Anyone know the facts here?


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Subject: RE: Ode to the forgotten song
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Jan 01 - 11:41 AM

THANK YOU JOE CLONE!!!

McGath, did you read the linked threads because I think most tend to attribute it to a joint effort perhaps? I was also interested in the several other songs found there and as Dick mentioned the other one in the DT. Nothing like a good disaster to bring out the songs huh?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Ode to the forgotten song
From: Amos
Date: 06 Jan 01 - 11:47 AM

Like so many, Spaw, they just sings to keep fum cryin'.

A


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Subject: RE: Ode to the forgotten song
From: GUEST,Nomadic Sasquatch
Date: 27 Mar 10 - 11:06 AM

Sable Island Shores, although recorded by Ivan Dorey, was written by no other than Ted Germain (ECMA award winner for 2004 Stompin' Tom award )... who also recorded his version as welll as many other artists- 17 or more versions exist....The lyrics and music can be found in Allister MacGillvray's "The nova Scotia Song Collection" . Ivan Dorey often had taken credit for the song which he recorded, but did not write, but mix-up had been straightened out for the record in an interview that Ted did with Stan Carew on CBC Radio...


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