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Come a Singing!

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Title:Come a Singing!
Barbeau, Marius   
Bourinot, Arthur   
(1 of 2 for author by title)
Lismer, Arthur   
(1 of 2 for author by title)
Tom Thomson: The Story of a Man Who Looked for Beauty and for Truth in the Wilderness
Published:   1947
Publisher:Canada. Department of Mines and Resources
Tags:Canada, Canadiana, music, non-fiction, singing

A collection of 30 Canadian folk songs. This work is a collaboration between Marius Barbeau (1883-1969), Arthur Bourinot (1873-1969) and Arthur Lismer (1885-1969). Barbeau chose the songs, Bourinot edited the verse text and Lismer (of Group of Seven fame) added the line drawings. [Suggest a different description.]

Comments:The .txt version is excluded from Faded Page. This book is dependent on song sheets which can't be replicated in text. Also the first verse is embedded in the song sheet and was not added to the .txt version.
Pages:90 Info

Author Bio for Barbeau, Marius

Charles Marius Barbeau (1883-1969) was a Canadian anthropologist and folklorist. He worked at the National Museum (now called the Canadian Museum of History) from 1911 to the late 1960s. He collected a vast archive of songs and texts from both French and Aboriginal peoples. He recorded 13,000 original texts and variants of Aboriginal and French songs, 8,000 with tunes. He transcribed in syllabic notation the lyrics of more than 3,000 Aboriginal songs and invented a system of notation for their music. For a person who was largely self-taught his life's work is a remarkable legacy. (Canadian Encyclopedia)

Author Bio for Bourinot, Arthur

Arthur Stanley Bourinot (1893-1969) was a Canadian poet. He was born in Ottawa, the son of historian Sir John Bourinot, and studied at the University of Toronto. He enlisted in the army in World War I and in the last two years was a prisoner of war. He completed his education as a lawyer and served in that profession from 1920 to 1959. He started writing poetry in 1915. His work is characterized as being a "deft versifier enthralled with the beauty of nature." His early work was somewhat conservative in nature until he published Under the Sun in 1939 which won the Governor General's Award for literature. In this he showed new techniques with "terse rhythms and free verse". In this book he wrote about the Depression and the coming war. During World War II, he further developed as a war poet, and produced such books as Canada at Dieppe and True Harvest. He was active in the literary community and edited the Canadian Poetry Magazine and Canadian Author and Bookman. (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)

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