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.
post from Bob Bolton on Mudcat Cafe, 04 Jan 00 - 06:00 PM ... Singabout, Journal of Australian Folksong, volume 6, number 1, 1966 (the first issue with which I was slightly involved, doing three illustrations and writing out the music to one song).
Wild Driver - tune Wild Rover - by Duke Tritton
The Sandy Hollow Line - Duke Tritton
The Answer's Ireland - John Dengate
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~he Battle of Castle Hill - John Dengate (tune - Maid of Fife)
Concerning a Conscript's Death in Vietnam - anon
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
Singabout 6(2) 1967 - final issue
Lawson Centenary Song - John Dengate (tune - Garten Mother's Lullaby)
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
Stooking Hay by Duke Tritton