Thursday, 8 August 2019

Fran Shaw's songsheets - part 3. Miscellaneous sets & papers - Non-Australian songs added 22/08/19

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Non-Australian songs added 22/08/19
In 1995 Chrissie Shaw, daughter of early members Rod & Fran Shaw gave us items from her parents' collections, including 2 manilla folders of song sheets, many of them undated. Dated song sheets range from 1957 to 1961.



Singabout 2(3),Dec 1957

Extract from email from Chrissie Shaw Dec, 2018

My Mother Frances Mary Shaw (nee Cottingham) was not a teacher in any official capacity. She was born on October 23 1911. She came from a theatrical and musical family. Her father would not let her go to University even though her godfather had offered to pay the fees, so she went to secretarial school. I know that she worked in a radio station, might have been 2SM or 2GB. She was an amateur actor, at the Genesians Theatre Company in Sydney. She also sang, and studied singing with Paul Williams (along with my Dad Rod). She met my father when she was modelling for artists in a studio in George Street. They married in Windsor in 1939.
 
She then became a homemaker, but continued to sing and play guitar and/or lute. She was involved in The New Theatre, directed a play I believe. Through the first Sydney production of Reedy River, Fran met John Meredith and other members of the band that played in that production (Harry Kay, Chris Kempster, Alec Hood (later Alex), Brian Loughlin, Jack Barry, Alan Scott etc) and joined the Bush Music Club, I believe around 1954 or so.
She and I (as a child) went to the monthly meetings in the rooms under the approach to Sydney Harbour Bridge and she joined the concert party. We attended the bush dances that were put on at the Trocadero and other venues.

Mum was a very keen scholar and performer of folk music, from different lands but mainly the Australian music, and she gave workshops, yes, at the National Fitness camps among other venues.

Fran Shaw's songsheets - Part 1, Bush Music Club Song Sheets dated 1956 & 1957, & undated
Anniversaries - Bush Music Club's 2nd Anniversary, 1956 - Fran Shaw's Song Sheets, part 2
 
Fran Shaw's songsheets - Part 4. Camp Songs, Dept of Education, Phys Education Branch

Fran Shaw's songsheets - Part 5, Talks on bush music

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Six songs/poems typed up from an unknown book. Australian Folklore Network members were asked if they could identify this book but no one has recognised it.



1.  Another Gundagai, page 7

2.  Concertina Jack, page 76

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Concertina Jack, page 76 (cont) 

3.  The Immortal Dog, page 239

4. The Reformers, (Sydney Domain)  page 245 - this poem mentions Billy Hughes


5.  
The Woolshed Ball, page 249

5. The Woolshed Ball, page 249 (cont)

5.  The Woolshed Ball, page 259 (final)


6.  The Wedding at Willaroo, page 281

6.  The Wedding at Willeroo, page 281 (cont)


6. The Wedding at Willeroo, page 282 (final)

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Colonial ballads - Dec13 1956, 4 foolscap pages, 7 songs


1 .Click go the shears, page 1 top

2. Death of Ben Hall, page 1 bottom

3.  The Old Bullock Dray, page 2 top

4.  The Wild Colonial Boy, page 3

4.  The Wild Colonial Boy (cont) + 5.  Botany Bay, page 3

6.  Dennis O'Reilly + 7.  The Dying Stockman, page 4

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 Under Wide Skies - Reviewed by Bread & Cheese Club, 1947


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Letter from The Canon Australian Music Journal, 16th April 1958


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Article from The Teachers' Journal. Journal of the Victorian Teachers Union, Vol. XLIV, no. 3, May 1960, pp121-123 

"My Mother said I never should ..." by Ian Turner, with contributions from Mr. Alan Scott and Mrs. Fran Shaw of Sydney, Mrs. Ann Waters of Canberra, and Mr. Bob Michell of Brisbane.


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2 songs by Fritz Mueller-Sorau


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Foolscap page typed up from John Ashton's Modern Street Ballads, 1888


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Fran Shaw Collection - Other songs (not Australian), typed  - Listed but not scanned

5 foolscap pages
The Boll Weevil (first page)
Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot (first page)
Pick a bale of cotton (second page)
Rainbow Round my Shoulder (second page)
The Grey Goose (third page)
Green Corn (third page)
Skip to Mah Lou (fourth page)
The Blue-Tail Fly (fourth page)
John Henry (fifth page)

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Single sheets


"HAVAMAL" from the Elder Edda of Scandanavia (10th. Century)
FROM AN OLD MANUSCRIPT. Christmas Eve, A.D. 1513

Most Noble Contessina I salute you. Believe me your most devoted servant ...
http://www.dayspring.org.au/2014/05/there-for-the-taking/

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2 quarto pages pinned together - nonsense song & parody??

OM-POM-POOTLE LEFT HIS TEDDY GIRL
SHINING GOLD

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AN ERISKAY LOVE LILT - sung by The Seekers & many others

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OH, NO, JOHN  (trad, many versions)

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ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT

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THE DUCK 
11 songs clipped together

ON SPRINGFIED MOUNTAIN https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/1187549/Woody+Guthrie/Springfield+Mountain


L'ALLIVETTE. FRANCE (not found)

SOME FOLKS DO

THE WOAD SONG

THE DREARY BLACK HILLS

POLLY PERKINS

TEN THOUSAND MILES AWAY (various versions)

VENEZUELA

THE EDDYSTONE LIGHT

DOWN IN THE VALLEY

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foolscap sheet

WHERE SHALL I SEND THEE
SKIP TO MAH LOU
GREEN CORN
reverse -
THE STREETS OF LARADO
THE OLD CHISHOLM TRAIL
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foolscap sheet


ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY

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5 foolscap sheets stapled together


IF I WERE A BLACKBIRD (first sheet)
SPANISH LADY (first sheet)
GOLDEN SANDS (second sheet)
LET HIM GO, LET HIM TARRY (second sheet)
WALY WALY (third sheet)
ROGERS THE MILLER (third sheet)
DANCE TO YOUR DADDY (fourth sheet)
O THE GRAND OLD DUKE OF YORK (fourth sheet)
TROUBAROUR SONG (fourth sheet)
AUNTY RHODY (fifth sheet)
COTTON-EYED JOE (fifth sheet)
ON SPRINGFIELD MOUNTAIN (fifth sheet)

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single octavo sheet, trimmed

GREEN GROW THE RUSHES-O
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
TWELVE MONTHS OF THE YEAR

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2 extracts


FROM THE AMERICAN SONGBAG - Carl Sandberg

Frederick Amiel - extract from A Library of the World's Best Literature - Ancient and Modern - Vol. I (available on google books) An argument for the folk song (written in pen & ink)

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foolscap sheet


JOHNNY & JENNY
THE LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER
THE LADYBIRD


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foolscap sheet

THE MINSTRAL BOY
MORNING SONG

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2 foolscap sheets of Christmas music


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