Anti-Confederation Song (I)

DESCRIPTION: Newfoundland defiantly rejects union with the "Canadian Wolf." The promises made by the confederation are listed and rejected. "Would you barter the rights that your fathers have won... For a few thousand dollars of Canadian gold."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (Doyle2)
KEYWORDS: Canada patriotic political
1867 - Canadian Act of Confederation
1869 - Newfoundland electors refuse to join the Canadian Confederation
1949 - Newfoundland unites with Canada
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Fowke/Johnston, pp. 28-29, "Anti-Confederation Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke/MacMillan 7, "An Anti-Confederation Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle2, p. 69, "Anti-Confederation Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle4, p. 64, "Anti-Confederation Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle5, p. 55, "Anti-Confederation Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Blondahl, p. 42, "The Anti-Confederation Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke/Mills/Blume, pp. 105-107, "An Anti-Confederation Song" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST FJ028 (Partial)
Roud #4518
Omar Blondahl, "An 1861 Anti Confederation Song" (on NFOBlondahl04)
cf. "The 'Antis' of Plate Cove" (subject)
File: FJ028

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