Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Singabout - Journal of Australian Folksong, Volume 2, 1957/58











The Bush Music Club was founded in October 1954 & published the first issue of Singabout in January 1956. This issue included notice of BMC's First Annual Conference on Saturday 11th February at the International Seaman's Club. 


The final issue published was Vol. 6, no. 2, 1967. Issue 6(3) was prepared but never printed and BMC then relied on newsletter-style publications until Mulga Wire started in 1977.

Singabout 2(1) April 1957





































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New Songs

Shining Moon A song for children words & music by Stan Wakefield
Shearing in a Bar by Duke Tritton

























Collected Songs

The Wild Colonial Boy - collected from an old convict named Timms by Mr Malcolm Ellis before 1903
The Ryebuck Shearer - tune & several verses collected from Jack Luscombe, Ryde NSW, additional words from Ernie Sibley, Mudgee NSW
Sam Griffiths - collected from Jack Luscombe, Ryde NSW

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Best Foot forward

The Quaker's Wife




















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Singabout 2(2) April 1957




























see Vol.1(3) for Myxo song


New Songs


Sleeper Cutting in Baradine Bar by Laurie Cooper

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Collected Songs

The Goondiwindi Song
Broken Down Squatter

Ye Maids of Ontario (from review of Folk Songs of Canada by E.F Fowke & R. Johnston)

The Numerella Shore
Maggie May & a variation from a journal of 1830

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Dance

The Jacaranda Dance - original version as written by Leith Charlston, President of the Clarence River Folk Lore Association


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Singabout 2(3) December 1957



 


















 







































New Songs

Wallaby Liz words & music by Stan Wakefield
Ballad of Norman Brown by Dorothy Hewett  (tune - the Collier Laddie)

The Station Hand's Reply by Trevor Rose  (tune - Paddy Fagan)


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Collected Songs

The Shores of Botany Bay collected fom Duke Tritton
A Gum Tree Canoe - collected by Frank Nichols of Melbourne's Billabong Band
Old T.I. collected by Alan Scott

Out on the Condamine collected by Geoff Wills of Brisbane

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Singabout 2(4) May 1958






New Songs


The Dogwood Itch words & music by Stan Wakefield
Robbed of All His Pay by Alan Scott (trad tune)

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Collected Songs

The Broken-Hearted Shearer
collected by John Meredith from Tom Byrnes of Parramatta The Little Fish collected by Jamie Carlin from Dick Fitzgerald of Charleville, Qld
Native Mate collected by Alan Scott & others
The Shearer's Dream by Henry Lawson collected by John Meredith from Charles Ayger of Glebe
Five Bob to Four collected by John Meredith from Alf Fuller of Concord NSW
Nine Miles from Gundagai

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