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Reedy River publications in our Library
Diaphon presents Selections from Reedy River - excerpts from the Sydney production, with the original cast - and their soloists - Milton Moore, Cecil Grevas (Grivas) and Jack Barry (Barrie)
9 songs - Click go the Shears, Eumeralla Shore, Four Little Johnny Cakes (Cec. Grevas soloist), Reedy River, Old Black Billy (Cec Grevas soloist), Banks of the Condamine, Reedy Lagoon, Ballad of '91, Widgeegoweera Joe (Jack Barry Soloist)
All songs books have the same cover.
1954, 1960 & 1966 song books listed the same songs
1979 Songbook added one song
Tables created by Bob Bolton
Ballad of 1891
words - ... In 1950 Helen Palmer wrote this poem which was set to music by Doreen Jacobs and was soon taken up by Australian workers facing a new spate of anti-union legislation from the Menzies Liberal government. The song became central to New Theatre's production of Dick Diamond's play "Reedy River" that opened in 1953. ...
Video - Bill Berry, an early BMC member
Bill Berry on Wikipedia - ... he performed with John Meredith and the Heathcote Bushwhackers, before they became simply "The Bushwhackers" ... An oral history of his life and work has been recorded by folklorist Alex Hood.
pages 4 & 5 from 1954 Reedy River Song Book
Banks of the Condamine
Bandicoot Ballads - no. 2, 1952.
Video - Bill Berry singing
By The Eumerella Shore
Click go the Shears
Fran Shaw Collection - Colonial Ballads, Dec 1956
words from Twentieth Century Magazine, Dr Percy Jones
Video - Bill Berry
Four Little Johnny Cakes
Video - Bill Berry
Video - Raymond Crooke
My Old Black Billy
From the Archives - How the "anonymous folk song" My Old Black Billy came to be in Reedy River
words by Edward Harrington
Maritime Union of Australia 1956 movie with Cecil Grivas singing
Fran Shaw Collection, undated Bush Music Club songheet, words - On The Banks Of The Reedy Lagoon, 1893
words as sung by Danny Spooner
Video - Lionel Long
Bush Music Club Broadsheet (undated)
video & words - Chris Kempster singing
Wake Up, Landlord
lyrics, Dick Diamond, music Charles Allen
email from Alex Hood, Dec 2020 ... it was a structural part of the play & it didn't stand alone as a song. Apart from being in the play no-one would sing it.
Bandicoot Ballads, no. 11, 1952
Audio and words - John Thompson
Wild Rover No More
Fran Shaw Songsheets - 13th Dec 1957.
Video - Burl Ives who excludes 4th & 5th verses
The Springtime it Brings on the Shearing
video - Lionel Long singing
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