O.J. Abbott

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    The Dog and the Gun - The Golden GloveO.J. Abbott
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    The Colleen Bawn - Limerick is BeautifulO.J. Abbott
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    The Bold and Undaunted Youth - The Rambling BoyO.J. Abbott
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    Captain ColdsteinO.J. Abbott
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    The Cruiskeen LawnO.J. Abbott

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        O.J. Abbott, born Oliver John Abbott in Enfield, England in 1872, went on to pick up a lifetime's worth of folk songs across 90 years, and shared hundreds of them with the world. He moved from England to Canada early on in life, and grew close to Canada's Irish-born and descended transplants, working on farms in the Ottawa Valley and in lumber camps in Ontario and Quebec. By the mid-'50s, he was a well-known figure in the Canadian and North American folksong circles, and from 19... Read more

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