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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Harry Hibbs

I met Harry Hibbs at the Horsehoe in toronto about 1977. he carried two cases his accordion and a briefcase for his music he said. He was there for the week and after a few days we became pretty good friends so I got invited to the dressing room. He opened the briefcase to reveal two bottles of rum. Harry started off with a bang but by the end of the night he was getting a bit maudilin and as he sang 'Me mother thee tears streaed down his face. He struggled with booze but manged to open his own clun 'Conception Bay'. (My grandfather was from conception Bay. ) he was a grand entertainer.
played the Horseshoe and we hit it off enough that I got invited to the dressing room, Harry carried two case one with accordion and the other he said contained his music.You had to get invited to the dressing room to see his music which was 2 bottles of rum I more than a few with him. I remember his drunken rendition of his song mother where the tears would flow down his cheeks and occasionaly he would get a little raucous and go over backwards in his chair. Never the less he usually played to pretty good crowds

Harry Hibbs accordI met Harry Hibbs at the Horsehoe in toronto about 1977. he carried two cases his accordion and a briefcase for his music he said. He was there for the week and after a few days we became pretty good friends so I got invited to the dressing room. He opened the briefcase to reveal two bottles of rum. Harry started off with a bang but by the end of the night he was getting a bit maudilin and as he sang 'Me mother thee tears streaed down his face. He struggled with booze but manged to open his own clun 'Conception Bay'. (My grandfather was from conception Bay. ) he was a grand entertainer.

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