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meself Traditional Cape Breton songs (33) RE: Traditional Cape Breton songs 06 Dec 18

Since the last mention of The Honest Working Man, I've read that Charlie MacKinnon tweaked his version - quoted above, as collected by Ronnie MacEachern - so as to remove the anti-Newfoundlander bigotry - and also, presumably, to remove the anti-policeman bigotry: in Edith Fowke, the brother Angus "was once a soap-box greaseman, but now he is a policeman,/Because he could not earn a living as an Honest Working Man".

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