Bonnie dobson she's like a swallow


Dobson, Bonnie - She's Like a Swallow

Format: LP
Label: Prestige Folklore FL 14015
Year: 1961
Origin: Toronto, Ontario, 🇨🇦
Genre: folk
Keyword:  Frank Slide
Value of Original Title: $20.00
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Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Ontario, Alberta, 1960's, Canadian Women in Song, Folk


Side 1

Track Name
The Cruel War is Raging
She's Like a Swallow
The Silkie of Sule Skerry
Across the Blue Mountain
The Prickle Holly Bush
Mistress Bond
Envoyens de l'avant

Side 2

Track Name
Will Ye Go Laddie Go
Frankie Slide
Monsieur le cure
The Jam at Gerry's Rock
The First Time
The Road to Grandmere
The Old Maid's Lament



Bonnie Dobson - She's Like a Swallow

Bonnie dobson she's like a swallow

She's Like a Swallow


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Frank Slide tells of a disaster which befell the town of Frank, in Alberta, and was written by Robert Gard. In truth, eighty people were killed by the landslide, not the entire population as the song would have you believe. Gard based his song on the stories that grew out of the tragedy rather than on actual history. The ballad is well known in Canada, and I would be hard put to claim any one source for it's inclusion in my repertory.
-Bonnie Dobson


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