Johnny Burke (3)

Johnny Burke (3)

(1851–1930) was a Newfoundland songwriter and musician from St. John's, where he lived all his life. He was nicknamed the 'Bard of Prescott Street', and wrote many popular songs that artists in the 1930s and 1940s released.

Popular songs, often referred to as "Traditional", by Burke include:

The Night Paddy Murphy Died
Cod Liver Oil
Murphy Broke The Pledge
Who Shipped The Moonshine To St. John's
The Spring Maurice Crotty Fought The Old Dog-hood
The Kelligrews Soiree
The Trinity Cake
Never Been There Before
Betsy Brennan's Blue Hen
Excursion Around The Bay
Little Boneen
The Flemings Of Torbay
The Hat My Father Wore
The Landfall Of Cabot
The Sealers Gained The Strike
The Valley Of Kilbride


Johnny Burke (3) Discography Tracks

Writing & Arrangement

Omar Blondahl The Kelligrews Soiree (as John Burke) Omar Blondahl - Down To The Sea Again (Album) Rodeo Records (2), Rodeo International Canada 1956 Sell This Version
CASX-2586 Singalong Jubilee* / The Jubilee Singers (3) Killigrew's Soiree (as John Burke) Singalong Jubilee* / The Jubilee Singers (3) - Singalong Jubilee(LP, Album) RCA Camden CASX-2586 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
Various Old Brown's Daughter Various - All The Best: Folk Music Of St. John's, Newfoundland (Album, Comp) Pigeon Inlet Productions Canada 1988 Sell This Version
C4-2621 The Carl Tapscott Singers* The Kelligrews Soiree The Carl Tapscott Singers* - University Of Toronto Song/The Kelligrews Soiree(7", Single) Columbia C4-2621 Canada Unknown Sell This Version