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  1. 03 Cabbagetown

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Recorded at the Song Shop in Winnipeg (October 2022)
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jamie Sitar
Produced by Scott Nolan
Music and Lyrics by Scott Nolan

Scott Nolan: guitar, vocals
Anna Houston: cello
Seamie O’Dowd: guitar
Rick Epping: concertina, harmonica
Cathy Jordan: vocals, bodhran
Leonard Podolak: banjo
Claudia Schwab: fiddle

Lyrics

Planting cabbage
Digging up the front lawn
South of Gerrard street
And West of the Don

Absorbed by the city
Along the Don river trail
Winchester street to the Village
of Don Vale

A working class neighbourhood
Before the Great War
There was nobody left
To be working for

George Fox ran the tavern
Until they tore it down
That was the day
I left Cabbagetown

Invisible city
Towers in the park
Not even the cops
Come around here after dark

So long old friend
I'll see you around
That was the day
I left Cabbagetown

First it was on Berkeley
Then one block east
Parliaments no longer
On parliament street

I gave up the drink
I don't miss it in the least
I've got no family left
Back in the east

The roots can be murky
Look at how far we've come
Only as good as your word
Don't forget where you're from

I'll be here until they
Burn it down
That was the day
I left Cabbagetown