Johnny Burke Listings at GEST Songs Of NFLD

A Brave Newfoundlander

A Hearty Welcome To Our Dandy Newfoundland Runners

An Out-Harbour Merchant Looking For A Wife

Ann Eliza Jones

Are You Coming Mrs. Doolin

Aspell And Carter

Betsy Brennan's Blue Hen

Brannigan's Pup

Bring Me Back To My Home

Bring Your Blueberries To Job's Store

Brush Up Your Beaver

The Butterfly Dude

Carter's Hill

Casey Taking The Census

Cotton's Patch - song by the Aussie Pilot

Cotton's Patch - song by the Sealer

Damn The Ever

The Eleven Brave Irish Boys

Empty Is The Doghouse

Fight In Halifax

The Fisherman's Son To The Ice Is Gone (possibly)

Fitzsimmons Beat Corbett

The Flemings Of Torbay

The Flemmings Of Torbay

Full Loads To The Sealers

The Girl I Met From Fogo

The Girl On The Bike

Grandfather O'Brien

The Great Newsboys Strike

The Harbour Grace Excursion

The History Of The World

How Tapper Lost The Race

I Am Dying

If Your Wife Is Run Down Give Her Cod Liver Oil

In Memorial Of 77 Brave Newfoundland Sealers

The July Fire

The Kelligrews Soiree (Vx3)

The Landfall Of Cabot

Lines On The Death Of Professor Danielle

The Little Bunch Of Whiskers

Lives And Property Carried Away By The Tidal Wave

The Luck Went With The Sealers

Mary Ann Hooligan Takes In The Circus

Mary Joe Slip On Your Bloomers

Mary Joe's Mash

McGinnis At The Rink

Michael Power, The Blind Minstrel

Mrs. Brookin's Cat

Mrs. Dempsey

Mrs. Mullowney Was Three Weeks In Bed

Murphy Broke The Pledge

Never Been There Before (V)

Newfoundlanders Extend A Hearty Welcome

The Night Pat Murphy Died

No Short Skirts To Their Knees

Not Burnt Out

Oh, My Goodie Gracious

Old Brown's Daughter (V)

Parody On Dolly Gray

Playing For The Boneen

The Race Boat Iris

The Raffle For The Goat In Joe Batt's Arm (V)

Riley And I Were Chums

Sammy Ain't You Glad You Joined The Navy

The Scramble For The Teapots At The Fire

The Sealers Gained The Strike

The Sealers Strike Of 1902

The Sly Jacken Sailor

The Spring Maurice Crotty Fought The Old Dog Hood

The Terra Nova Regatta

The Trouting Liar

The Twenty Mile Walking Match

They Say The Labrador Is Sold For .30¢

Three Bottles A Week

Trinity Cake (Vx2)

Vote for Bride McGinnis

The Water Shortage At Windsor Lake

Water Street Disturbance

We Must Close Our Little Store On Sunday Morning

The Wedding In Renews

We'll Have To Splice To Get A Flask

When Your Old Woman Takes A Cramp In Her Craw

While I Was On The Jury

Who Put The Herring On The Booze?

Who Shipped The Moonshine To St John's?

Why Didn't You Say So Before

Why Don't The Men Propose

The Widow's Goat

Biographical Notes

From Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador's Music Heritage Site:

Johnny Burke [1851-1930] - a St John's balladeer, the "Bard of Prescott Street" was the son of a sealing captain. He worked as a poet, actor, singer, and playwright, and staged musical comedies. His songs reflect people and events of his time and sold as broadsheets for two to five cents per sheet.


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