Thursday, 25 June 2015

Singabout - Journal of Australian Folksong, Volume 6




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 6(1) for 1966







New Songs

Wild Driver - tune Wild Rover - by Duke Tritton


The Sandy Hollow Line - Duke Tritton

The Answer's Ireland - John Dengate



The Battle of Castle Hill - John Dengate (tune - Maid of Fife)


Old Ho Chi Minh
- anon  (tune - Frankie & Johnny)

Concerning a Conscript's Death in Vietnam
- anon

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Collected Songs

Fine Girl You Are - collected & arranged by Seamus Ennis

Lovely Nancy - collected from Sally Sloane



Peter Clarke - collected from Mrs Gladys Scrivener

The Three Butchers - collected from Alex Angus of Gumly Gumly

Johnson-Jixen
- variant of The Three Butchers, supplied by Pete Seeger who learnt it from Alan Lomax in 1939

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 Verse 

Taxi Cab! - printed on the business card of a taxi firm in Lindesfarne, Hobart, supplied by Clarence Strochnetter, Tas


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Singabout 6(2) 1967 - final issue






New Songs

Lawson Centenary Song - John Dengate   (tune - Garten Mother's Lullaby)
new verse to The Shores of Botany Bay by Duke Tritton  

 
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Collected Songs

Eurunderee Creek
- collected from Duke Tritton

Another Fall of Rain - collected from Leo Dixon, Balmain

Tomahawking Fred - collected by Jack Bradsahw, the last of the bushrangers, & first published in his book The Quirindi Bank Robbery, 1899. Text adapted & set to traditional air, Killaroo by John Meredith

My Beautiful Muff - collected from the late Tom Gibbons, of Gulgong




The Truth of the Story (tune - Vilikins variant)



Caledonia - reproduced from an early Bush Music Club Song Sheet no. 2

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Reciter's Corner

Stooking Hay by Duke Tritton

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