Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Singabout - Journal of Australian Folksong, Volume 4(3), September 1961

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1.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  artist not known

2.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  NEWS AND VIEWS - Editorial ... the 7th anniversary of the Bush Music Club which will be celebrated with a special Singabout night on Sat Saturday 18th September ... 15 issues of SINGABOUT magazine, and the printer has been paid promptly for each issue ... special publications have been well received, Songs from the Kelly Country, Songs from Lawson, and Authentic Australian Bush Ballads ... (cont. page17) CONTENTS 

3.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  The Fair Young Jockey ... sung for John Meredith by Mrs Skuthorpe 

4.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  BALLAD NIGHT UP NORTH  - Smaller field, larger house ... lasted for two whole nights ...teams - Armidale First Airborne, Karroos (junior offshoots of the Krontjongs), Narangi, Winbirra, Greenhide-and-Stringybark, A.D.D. (dance group), Jackaroos, Uni B, Realist Writers B, Brisbane People's Chorus, Bandicoots B, Southern Cross Wind Trio, University A, 

5.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  BALLAD NIGHT UP NORTH  (cont) Realist Writers A,  Bandicoots A ... Lacking the Morton Bay Bushwhackers, the Con Students, the Whiteoaks, and the F.A.W., besides other scratchings, we had a very small but very keen band of only thirty players for our Free-for-alls  ... (J.M. Brisbane)   ad for NORTHERN AUSTRALIAN MONTHLY   Ad for Melodica and HOHNER bush accordions.

6.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  DON THE DOGGER - With this song and THE NEW-CHUM SHEARER we introduce a new contributor to SINGABOUT, Joe Daley from Hungerford.  Joe works on Moombidary station, way out on the NSW-Qld border ... 40 of his own compositions ... Joe is not able to read or write music, so cannot send us the tunes of his songs, but since they are written in the ballad meter, singers should be easily able to fit them to other traditional tune. 

7.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  The New Chum Shearer by Joe Daly 

8.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  The elusive TAMBAROORA GOLD. In a recent SINGABOUT we appealed for the song known by the above title. Dr Russel Ward of the University of New England has responded with an almost complete text ...  Mr Harry Holder of Lionsville near Bar Yugal ... on the NSW north coast ... To me it seems on internal evidence that the song probably originated in music hall or travelling tent-show... sung January 1961.

9.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  TAMBAROORA GOLD (cont) Variant Versions. The following fragment was sung to the editor by Mrs Muriel Whalan now living in Katoomba ... Both Tom Byrnes of Parramatta and Duke Tritton of Concord, can remember only the last couple of lines ...

10.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  TWO SONGS OF '91 - The Struggle in the West. On April 18, 1891, the Brisbane WORKER, edited by William Lane published this song with the footnote:  From several sources copies of this song have been sent to the WORKER ... The tune is 'Let us speak of a man as we find him'.  

11.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  The Struggle in the West. Contributed by Len Fox (cont)  The Ballot is the Thing  This song was written by W. Kidson in 1891. Kidson was originally active in the Labour movement, but later he "crossed the aisle" and was for five years Premier of Queensland ... Contributed by Merv. Lilley

12.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  Gordon's Great Leap. An original song by William. L. Laver, who is a grandson of that grand old horseman, Lance Skuthorpe. It may be sung to the tune of Villikins and his Dinah .. . (All rights reserved)

13.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  The Whip and the Spur sung to John Meredith by Mrs Violet Skuthorpe, senior of Bankstown, Sydney and learned from her father, Terry King.  The chorus is only sung after verses 2 and 5

14.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  COLLECTOR'S NOTEBOOK - He Never Blamed the Booze. Clarence Strochnetter  found this in a little booklet of verse by the late G.A. Finn of Queenstown, Tasmania, which was published in the 1930s. 
Photo - Frank Adams the one armed fiddler from Wundeyer, on the old Turon goldfields.

15.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  I'm the Best - collected by Ron Edwards from P. J. Trezise, December 1960 and attributed to Bob Dunbar, C.P.S. NORMANTON. It is sung to the tune of RING THE BELL WATCHMAN, better known these days, perhaps as CLICK GO THE SHEARS.
BOLD TOMMY PANE - corrections.  ANGLER'S PRAYER. Found by Clarence Strochnetter in a fisherman's shack at Ansons Bay, Tasmania

16.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  The Stockman's Last Bed. As sung to John Meredith by Mrs Violet Skulthorpe, Senior, of Bankstown, NSW. This song is fairly well-known throughout the bush and was well known at least as far back as the 1860s ...

17.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  The Stockman's Last Bed. (cont)  NEWS AND VIEWS - Editorial, (contd. from page 2) QUEENSLAND NEWS - The Workers' Music Association (London) have accepted THE MORTON BAY DANCE-BOOK for publication and it will be ready shortly.  Schott & Co (London) have accepted and will soon publish a booklet of BUSH TUNES FOR BEGINNERS, selected from material used by the junior bands of the Brisbane Federation of Bush Music Clubs.   TAPE EXCHANGE WANTED - Michael P. Sherrick of California would like to exchange American folk recordings ...

18.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  RECITER'S CORNER - The Bullocky's Tale collected by Stan Wakefield. 

19.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  The Bullocky's Tale (cont) Ad for WEA & University of Sydney ... 200 courses ...

20.   Singabout, Volume 4(3), September 1961 -  NEWS AND VIEWS (contd. from page 17) Pub with no Dike upsets - letter from N. O'Connor President Folk Lore Society of Victoria - This subject is open to discussion ...  COME TO A WORKSHOP NIGHT - Every Tuesday. SINGABOUT  Edited and produced by John Meredith,  Alan Scott and Brian Loughlin.


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