MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada

Ernest Poole of Cape Ray

There was an Ernest Poole, born August of 1881 in Burnt Islands, Newfoundland, who was married to Rachel and had six children, as of the 1921 Lake's Brook census.

Leach collected eight songs from Ernest: "Jimmy Bruisse's Pig," "The Lass in Bethlehem Green (Dutchman's Wife)," "The Caribou," "Wild Colonial Boy," "A Gay Spanish Maid," "Bonny Bunch of Roses," "Faithful Sailor Boy," and "Crab Song."