The Mississippi Sound and the War of 1812

November 22, 2013

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My daughter drove back home from Minneapolis last night through the snows of November (oh, for the love of music). She was there for a show of some sort – I really should talk to her about that.
Anyway, this performance comes from Minnesota Public Radio show by Garrison Keillor – A Prairie Home Companion. Wow there is some good stuff out thar!
The song was believed to have been created back in the early 1800’s (lyrics came later) and spread thru North America by British soldiers returning to Canada (some from Louisianna/Mississippi region) following the war of 1812.

The Lakes of PontchartrainAoife O’Donovan (with The Moonlighters) – November 16 2013

And while we are talking about lakes, here’s IMs Lakes of Canada – featuring lakes of Manitoba just to the north of Minnesota and the land of the Louisianna Purchase.
innocence mission – Lakes of Canada – 1999



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