Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Singabout - Journal of Australian Folksong, Volume 4



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 4(1), 1960









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New Songs                

Wagga-Waggah - words & music by John Meredith

Bold Tommy Payne - written 1953 by Jack Crossland


When Regan Sat on His Spurs - adapted from an old bush yarn by Stan Wakefield

Where the Black Swans Fly - poem by Ted Harrington, set to music by Clair White
A Pub With No Beer by Dan Sheehan, Ingham, Qld. First published in The North Queensland Register, January 1st, 1944.



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Collected Songs           

Jackie Jackie - written by unknown Aboriginal songwriter from the collection of Roland Robinson

The Miner - collected from Mrs R.L. Sayers of Box Hill, Vic

My Own Native Land (version of Native Mate) - contributed by Mrs W. Anderson of Toronto, NSW

The Reedy Lagoon
- tape-recorded in Singelton, NSW, by Joe Curran from the singing of an unidentified guest.
O'Mulligan's Wallaby Drive (tune Villikins & his Dinah)  collected from Jack (Bottle-o) Carter, Victoria



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Recitations


Italian Cocky's Mate - Matt O'Connor, Border Fence, NSW

Strike Eight Bells - collected by Merv Lilley from Kevin Tory on the S.S. Dulverton

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Collectors Notebook - fragments


Tambaroora Gold

Western Goldfields ballads & a Kelly Song

Shearing Along the Castlereagh
The Shepherd's Possessions


Additional verse to Charlie Mopps
  

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Singabout 4(2) 1961











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Collected Songs 

The Lost Sailor - collected from Simon McDonald, Creswick, Vic

The Old Man Kangaroo -
collected from Simon McDonald, Creswick, Vic

The Rouseabout - collected from Mrs Alma Burge, Dubbo, NSW  
      
When Jones's Ale was New -
collected from Simon McDonald, Creswick, Vic

The Golden Vanity
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collected from Simon McDonald, Creswick, Vic

The Maid & The Magpie - collected from "Hoopiron" Jack Lee of Auburn, NSW


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Reciter's Corner


The Bristol Rat
- Matt O'Connor

What Bill Lewis told his Grandson - John Manifold



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Collector's Notebook

On a Lonely Western Station

The Hat Ned Kelly Wore

The Pub With No Dike

The Big Fish in Brisbane Waters
     

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Singabout 4(3) September1961







BMC's 7th Anniversary







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New Songs  

Don the Dogger - Joe Daly, Hungerford, NSW/Qld border

The New Chum Shearer -
Joe Daly, Hungerford, NSW/Qld border  
       
Gordon's Great Leap - William L. Laves, grandson of Lance Skuthorpe. (tune - Villikins & his Dinah)

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Collected Songs       

The Fair Young Jockey - collected from Mrs Violet Skuthorpe

Tambaroora Gold - collected from Mr. Harry Holder of Lionsville, near Bar Yigil, NSW North Coast

Two Songs of '91 - The Struggle in the West (contributed by Len Fox)  & The Ballot is the thing (written by W. Kidson in 1891)
 
The Whip and The Spur - collected from Mrs Violet Skuthorpe

The Stockman's Last Bed
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collected from Mrs Violet Skuthorpe
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Recitations


The Bullocky's Tale
- collected by Stan Wakefield


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Collector's Notebook

Recitation - He never Blamed the Booze by G.A. Finn, Queenstown, Tas.

I'm the Best by Bob Dunbar (tune - Ring the Bell, Watchman)

Angler's Prayer - contributed by Clarence Strochnetter

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Singabout 4(4) 1962














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New Songs                

Our Fathers Cleared the Bush - Mick Highes, Vic

The Great Northern Line
- Duke Tritton

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Collected Songs  
         

The Albury Ram - collected from Tom Newbound, Rutherglen, Vic



The Knickerbocker Line
- reprinted from English Dance & Song, the magazine of the English Folk Song & Dance Society

Ireland Over Here - collected by Stan Wakefield from an Irishman in Wyalla, SA

The Canecutter's Lament - contributed by Jimmy Laycock of Ravenshoe, Qld

The Irishman's Gold Mine
- collected from Duke Tritton


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 Collector's Notebook -

A variation of When Jones's Ale was New from Noreen Grunseitt

fragments of 2 ballads about Thunderbolt contributed by Dr Russell Ward, Armidale, NSW
Poem - Let's be Australians - contributed by Vera Deacon, Dee Why, NSW


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