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Jean Murray: Music

Mountain Canary

(Fiddle, Susie Hallinan; mandolin, Charlie Hunt; guitar, Scott Darter)
2003
Author unknown; Collected from Carol Ann Wheeler
Charles Hamlin, a miner on Last Chance Creek in the Yukon, hosted a dance at the Last Chance Roadhouse during the fall of 1897. Music for the dance was provided by fiddle player, "Three Tune" Eddie Draper. Eddie's entire repertoire consisted of three songs but Hamlin was thankful for any live music. A miner with an instrument was a valuable comrade. Mountain canary is another name for a burro.