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—Except as noted, songs and stories written by Bill Smith
- Adirondack Memories (4:31)
Memories from the old home on the Featherbed and childhood days.
- The Featherbed (2:30)
The northern foothills of the Adirondacks where I was born.
- The Little Shirt My Mother Made for Me (traditional) (3:13)
I heard this song from my mother and Dick Law. It reminded me of the clothes my mother made for us kids.
- The Bumble Bug Rag (3:25)
I wrote this song in memory of some of the odd creatures that roamed the lumber camps.
- Scottish Bill MacLean (3:48)
A poem for all those lumberjacks who lost their lives working in the woods.
- Uncle John’s Muscle (5:34)
Muscles were made by honest sweat and hard work.
- The Barefoot Boys with Shoes On (traditional) (2:27)
One of the fun songs.
- Uncle John’s Fork (3:15)
A traditional story that might have even happened at our house.
- Aunt Lillian’s Full Figure (2:00)
A memory of Aunt Lillian’s hugs and kisses
- The Cow Clippers (2:02)
Ol’ Blue was one of the nosiest dogs I ever knew.
- Better Go ’Round (3:32)
This song is for young folks who sometimes listen to their peers more than their elders.
- Only a Housewife (Emily B. Smith) (2:31)
Written by my mother, who took much pride in being a housewife and mother of ten.
- Go Tell Aunt Nabby (traditional) (3:05)
When I heard people away from home singing this as Aunt Rhodie, I thought they were singing it wrong.
- Rosewood Casket (traditional) (3:15)
My mother sang this to us. I also heard it sung on the radio by the Carter family.
- Waterman Hill (Otis Aldus, Everette Aldus, Walter Pearl) (2:31)
The Aldus family lived on the top of Waterman Hill. Anna Aldus Grant gave me permission to use their song on this album. I also heard this song when I was kid by Dick Law and Grace Green.
- Ma’s Old Galvanized Tub (2:17)
I found this nice old traditional poem and set it to music. This was the way we took our Saturday night baths.
- O.K. Smith (traditional) (1:28)
Told to me by an old fellow at a performance in East Aurora.
- Forty Years Ago (5:12)
This is a poem I heard from Ham Ferry, one of the great Adirondack storytellers. I thought it would make a nice song.
- The Round Oak Stove (4:06)
Memories of the great old stove that was a part of our family.
Bill Smith — vocal and guitar
Dan Berggren — vocal, guitar, harmonica
Carmen Gilman — vocal, autoharp, spoons
Dick Gilman — vocal, dulcimer, fiddle, jaw harp
Steve Warner — vocal, banjo mandolin
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