X:9 T:Burnt River C:Brian Pickell D:JIIG:Ian Robb, James Stephens, Ian Clark and Greg Brown Z: R:jig M:6/8 L:1/8 K:D DED FDF | ABc dfe | d2B BAB | d2B BAF | DED FDF | Adf afd | f2e ede | fed BAF :: B3 Bcd | B3 BAG | B3 Bcd | edc B2 A | B3 Bcd | B3 BAG | Bcd ede |1 fed cBA :|2 fed BAF |]
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Region: Canada, Ontario
*Notes: The title comes from a town in Ontario, originally “Rettie’s Crossing”, which suffered a disastrous fire sometime in the 1920s. According to this Wikipedia article, “there was a gas station located in the centre of the village. A gentleman arriving in his Model T Ford smashed into the gravity-fed gas pumps and severed the lines connected to the above-ground gasoline storage tank. The gasoline was almost immediately ignited, and flowed like a river, down the main street engulfing everything it touched, until it poured into and spread across the fast-moving river.
“According to local legend, there were 18 miles of “Burnt River” stretching to Cameron Lake. Shortly after this, the Post Office changed its name to “Burnt River.” ”