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Singabout - Journal of Australian Folksong, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959

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1.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - Bush Music Club members at the Henry Lawson statue in the Sydney Domain. 

2.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - 
VICTORIAN BUSH MUSIC CLUB. Inspired by the Billabong Band, a Bush Music Club has been formed in Melbourne. Already they have over 40 members and double that number of supporters from Singabout nights ...  Secretary Keith Watson. 
MORE OF OH, T.I.  from Jack Wright
NEW ALBUM OF BUSH SONGS - By arrangement with the Bush Music Club, Southern Music Company are publishing an album of twelve bush songs, edited by John Meredith & Alan Scott.  The Drover's Dream, The Bullockies' Ball, The Hut That's Upside Down, The Wonderful Crocodile, The Broken Down Squatter, The Shearers Dream, Goorianawa, The Ryebuck Shearer, Goondiwindi, Ye Songs of Australia, Australia's on the Wallaby, The Pommy's Lament.  Ed.  (cont. on page 19)
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3.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 -  HUMPING OLD BLUEY. From the singing of Mr Ron Manton, aged 70 of Erskineville ... learnt this song when he was only 7 years of age. A longer version appears in Bill Bowyang's OLD BUSH RECITATIONS, and the same with slight emendations in Stewart & Keesing's OLD BUSH SONGS . 

4.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - SKIPPING RHYMES by Alan Scott

5.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - SKIPPING RHYMES by Alan Scott (cont)

6.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - THE WILD COLONIAL BOY  ... sent to the Editor by Mr Theo Archdeacon, of Inglewood WA ... born in the West in 1871 ...in the middle eighties when the song first came out and we schoolboys often used to sing it ...

7.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 -  CHARLIE MOPPS was collected by Redd Sullivan from the chief refrigeration engineer of the SS TEKOA in 1953 ... now almost the theme-song of the Bush Music Club. We ahave localised the pub names and include her a second verse composed by club member Peter Francis. 


8.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - ABORIGINAL SONGS by Roland Robinson

9.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - ABORIGINAL SONGS by Roland Robinson (cont) ... Here is a song called Jacky-Jacky which my full-blood friend Percy Mumbulla taught me to sing 

10.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - THE POMMY'S LAMENT as sung by Mrs Muriel Whalan of Katoomba, who learned from her mother the late Mrs J.J. Egan of "Coolcappa", Sunny Corner, NSW.

11.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - THE POMMY'S LAMENT (cont)
THE HOHNER MELODICA (condensed from The Australian Accordionist)

12.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - RECITER'S CORNER - A BATTLE OF WITS -Matt O'Connor, Milparinka, NSW.  HURRY UP - Stan Wakefield, Panania NSW. 

13.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - RECITER'S CORNER (cont) THE TRAGEDY - Traditional, collected by Keith Anderson, Heathcote, NSW.   SHEARERS MAN - Traditional, collected by Dennis Ryan, Sydney. RHYMING TALK (does any reader know any more?)  Things are crook at Tullarook ...


14.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - THE GOOSE NECK SPURS, another "old bush song" composed by Duke Tritton. Also known as AN INCIDENT AT THE SHINGLE HUT, this song was made up during the 1905 shearing season when The Duke had a learner's pen at Charlton Station. Alan Scott recorded the song from Duke's singing in 1956.

15.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - THE GOOSE NECK SPURS,  (cont)

16.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - SHICKERED AS HE COULD BE. recorded from the singing of a fisherman at Lake Macquarie, The fisherman used his own name in the song, but we have censored it, out of respect for his wife!

17.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - SHICKERED AS HE COULD BE. (cont) 

18.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - QUEENSLAND BALLAD NIGHT - groups participating  in Seniors section - (Morton Bay) Bushwhackers, Uni (folk club), Whiteoaks, Graveteers, Bandicoots, Realist Writers. Intermediate Section - Wrights' Trio, including 10 year old Ken, De Vidas family, Krontjongs with a 4-year old percussionist, Rosettes.  Juniors - Here are the future champions - Predl babies, Callywags, Greenhide-&-Stringybark. Morton Bay College scratched. A good time, if I may coin a phrase, was had by all.  H.Z.

19.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - NEWS & VIEWS - (cont. from p.2) bushwhackers band reformed. The Bush Music Club Concert Party has been re-organised. The old group has now resumed its original name The Bushwhackers, and has the following personnel - Jamie Carlin, Brian Loughlin, Jack Barrie, John Meredith, Alan Scott an Peter Francis. The Bushwhackers will from part of the larger Concert Party made up of various small groups, couples and soloists. The Bushwhackers performed under the name of The Shearers Band at David Jones during Wool Week ...
FOLK BLUES - BOOK REVIEW     Folk Blues by Jerry Silverman.  

20.  Singabout, Volume 3(3), Winter/Spring 1959 - NEWS & VIEWS - (cont. from p.19)  Folk Blues by Jerry Silverman (cont)   COMBINED SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS - SING, SING OUT & SINGABOUT contact BMC Business Manager. MISSING SINGABOUTS - contact Business Manager for anoher copy.  WORKSHOP NIGHTS IN SYDNEY - disorganised by moves to four different halls in the past 12 months.  New premises Fellowship of Australian Writers Hall, 38 Clarence St, Tuesday evenings.  SINGABOUT - edited & produced by John Meredith & Alan Scott. Box 433, GPO, Sydney 
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