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Recorded by BMC Life Member Janet Wakefield.
Post by Bob Bolton on Mudcat Cafe Date: 05 Jan 00 - 09:57 PM (Duke) was a great source of traditional songs when collectors started
working with tape recorders in the 1950s ... and some of the best didn't
bother to record his own songs. Janet did ... and got great songs like Shearing in a Bar,
Duke's song about the boasting in a pub, when the real work is far
enough away not to intrude on a good story ...
Thanks to Dr Diane Bull, Duke's granddaughter & Literary Executor for permission to publish Duke's works.
The Fossicker's Return was recorded by Janet Wakefield at Concord, 1964
4. Typescript of The Fossicker's Return
5. Recorded on tape by J.Wakefield at Concord W, 1964. - only recording
6. The Irishman's Song - 2 pages
7. Was travelling with a mob of sheep from Peak Hill to Coolah in
1910. There was five in the team, Billy McBeth, the boss drover, Jim
& Tiger Schurr, Joe Goodman and myself. All were good mates and all
could sing a fair song, so we had a good trip. Billy McBeth used to
sing the above songs, and we all learned to roar it out around the
campfire. Three years ago I met Joe Goodman again and he recalled the
song to my mind, and we sang it again in memory of our mates who had
this song was published in Singabout 5(2), pp. 16-17, October 1964
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Sunday, 14 June 2020
From the Archives - 2 handwritten songs by Duke Tritton - The Fossickers Return & The Irishman's Song.
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