I heard Dave Hadfield for the first time
when he played during a break at the Wilderness Canoe Association's annual symposium and I
was immediately captivated. His songs are genuine and reflect well the essence of the
northern experience. He sent me the words to his songs, but if you would like to listen to
them, order the CD. It's $Cdn15.- and there may be a mailing charge. How? send an e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org or a letter to Dave
Hadfield, R.R. #1, Utopia, Ontario L0M 1T0, CANADA.
You also can listen to some of the music. See at the bottom of this page.
|Dave sent me the words to some new songs - songs that are not on any
recording yet. Maybe you have heard him sing these over the last year. They are listed at
the bottom of this page.
|Big Jim Bushey* |
Jim Bushey is a guide on Larus Lake.
Don't make a lot of money, but he lives for livings sake.
Goes fishing for the summer, hunting in the fall.
He may not live like you and me, but that ain't bad at all."
(for the full text, click here)
"You know you haven't seen this country,
Until you leave the roads behind,..."
(for all the words, click here)
|Riley's Bait* |
Do you have a hidden fear of snapping turtles? You'll love this one!
(for this juicy ditty, click here)
|Few in Canada appreciated the significance of the Hudson's Bay Company's decision in
1987 to get out of the fur business. Dave Hadfield reminds us that this company once stood
for much more than a "simple quest for fur", in the Bay Trader|
|Every one loves a Tourist. Can't live without them,
(curious? - click here!)
|Jack Pine* |
"I dreamed a voyager stood there, sparkling eyes and tangled hair,
Told me of a life he'd lived 200 years ago,
He'd had 3 wives, a dozen sons, an iron back, a hundred songs,
And late at night he'd hear the wind from under his canot."
(for ALL the words, click here)
|The following songs have not been recorded yet:
Listening to the songs: files marked with
an audio link to a 60 second snippet of the song. I.e. go to the page of the song and
click on the "audio" spot. This will download the very large file for this song
(about 1.3Meg, ie it takes with my 56KB modem up to 5 minutes). An audio player program is
automatically invoked (in my case, a Netscape plug-in) and it should start playing the
If you have trouble, please sort it out
with whoever helps you with your system. It may be simple or maybe your configuration
cannot support the playing of audio files.
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