“The Belles of Renous”

Author: Joe Smith (1872-1912)
Earliest date: 1961 (Ives-NewBrunswick)
Keywords: dancing party humorous nonballad clothes
Found in: Canada(Mar)


"Stay home with your mother, don't cause her to fret, And do not mix up with the downriver set." The girls of Renous look down at "a man dressed in homespun" and prefer "a dude from the city." The girls of Dungaren are the best at a ball.


  1. Ives-NewBrunswick, pp. 164-167, "The Belles of Renous" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #1964
  3. BI, IvNB164