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Citadel Hill is a hill that is a National Historic Site in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Four fortifications have been constructed on Citadel Hill since the city was founded by the English in 1749, and were referred to as Fort George—but only the third fort was officially named Fort George.
Citadel Hill (Collected by Fowke and Johnston)
See also: Back Bay Hill (Ed McCurdy)
Collected by Edith Fulton Fowke (Literary Editor) and Richard Johnston (Music Editor) and published in Folk Songs Of Canada (Waterloo Music Company, Waterloo, Ontario, 1954)
Notes: A variant was collected in 1932 from Frank Faulkner as Back Bay Hill by Helen Creighton [1899-1989] in Songs And Ballads From Nova Scotia, p.101 (Dent, 1932; Dover, 1966). Helen Creighton noted that Frank Faulkner learned this song while sealing in 1902, and also that the name Back Bay may be changed to any hill in the place where the song is sung.
A variant was thusly published as Sig-i-nal Hill by Omar Blondahl Newfoundlanders, Sing!: A Collection Of Favorite Newfoundland Folk Songs and recorded by Blondahl (Songs Of Newfoundland).
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