Item - PE004764 - "Favorite Songs of the M.F.A." compiled by Helen Watson for the Manitoba Federation of Agriculture

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PE004764 - "Favorite Songs of the M.F.A." compiled by Helen Watson for the Manitoba Federation of Agriculture

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  • Oct. 1941 (Creation)

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A yellow paper cover surrounds thirty-two (32) pages of lyrics for 105 songs.  

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Booklet titled “Favorite Songs of the M.F.A.” and compiled by Helen Watson, Director of Youth Work, in October 1941.  M.F.A. stands for the Manitoba Federation of Agriculture, located at 610 Royal Bank Building, Winnipeg, MB.  The introduction mentions that the accompanying music for two-thirds of these songs was published as the M.F.A. Music Kit.  Many of the songs are traditional, such as “Alouette” and “O Susanna,” or Christian, such as “Lord I Want to be a Christian” and “Nearer My God to Thee.”  The songs are organized under themes such as “Patriotic” and “Organization,” but also “Introduction.”  

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A brown stain on the cover has soaked through to the front page.  

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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.

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