Augathella Station single work   poetry   "Farewell and adieu to you Brisbane ladies,"
Alternative title: The Drover's Song; Brisbane Ladies; Farewell and Adieu to You, Brisbane Ladies; Ladies of Brisbane
Note: Several sources, including Ron Edwards, suggest Saul Mendelsohn as the author.
Issue Details: First known date: 1891 1891
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Notes

  • Textual variation between versions.
  • Editor's note: Stewart and Keesing note the poem can be sung to the tune of 'Ladies of Spain,' of which it is a parody.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Boomerang 28 February 1891 Z660696 1891 periodical issue 1891
  • Appears in:
    y The North Queensland Register 2 June 1924 Z1125723 1924 newspaper issue 1924 pg. 10 Section: On the Track
  • Appears in:
    y The North Queensland Register 28 April 1924 Z1435880 1924 newspaper issue 1924 pg. 81 Section: On the Track
    Note: Untitled version.
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Australian Song Book J. S. Manifold , Ringwood : Penguin , 1964 Z406059 1964 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1964 pg. 120-121
    Note: With musical score. Title: Ladies of Brisbane.
  • Appears in:
    y The Overlander Songbook Ronald George Edwards (editor), Ronald George Edwards (illustrator), Ferntree Gully : Rams Skull Press , 1956 Z856165 1956 anthology poetry prose Adelaide : Rigby Publishers , 1971 pg. 104
    Note: With title: The Drover. First line: 'Farewell and adieu to you Brisbane ladies,'. Includes annotations by editor.
  • Appears in:
    y Complete Book of Australian Folk Lore Bill Scott , Sydney : Ure Smith , 1976 Z206758 1976 anthology poetry short story prose Sydney : Ure Smith , 1976 pg. 98-99
  • Appears in:
    y Old Bush Songs and Rhymes of Colonial Times Douglas Stewart (editor), Nancy Keesing (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 Z389570 1957 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1976 pg. 138-139
    Note: With title: Farewell and Adieu to You, Brisbane Ladies.
  • Appears in:
    y Brisbane Ladies Ronald George Edwards , Saul Mendelsohn , Ronald George Edwards (editor), Kuranda : Rams Skull Press , 1982 Z1603687 1982 anthology poetry prose biography Edwards has collected and annotated several versions and variations of a selection of colonial ballads. Kuranda : Rams Skull Press , 1982 pg. 14-15
    Note: With title: Brisbane Ladies. Editor's note: A. L. Lloyd version.... collected by British Folklorist A. L. Lloyd in the late 1920s or early 1930s...Lloyd sang this version on a Wattle Recording of 1957 called The Banks of the Condamine. This text comes from a booklet that accompanied the record. There are considerable differences in text between this version and the earlier ones.
  • Appears in:
    y Brisbane Ladies Ronald George Edwards , Saul Mendelsohn , Ronald George Edwards (editor), Kuranda : Rams Skull Press , 1982 Z1603687 1982 anthology poetry prose biography Edwards has collected and annotated several versions and variations of a selection of colonial ballads. Kuranda : Rams Skull Press , 1982 pg. 13
    Note: With title: Brisbane Ladies. Editor's note: This version of the song comes from the Hurd collection, from a newspaper cutting dating from 1894-1897. The source is not identified but is probably The Queenslander. Includes a version of the musical score on p.12.
  • Appears in:
    y Brisbane Ladies Ronald George Edwards , Saul Mendelsohn , Ronald George Edwards (editor), Kuranda : Rams Skull Press , 1982 Z1603687 1982 anthology poetry prose biography Edwards has collected and annotated several versions and variations of a selection of colonial ballads. Kuranda : Rams Skull Press , 1982 pg. 11
    Note: With title: The Drover. Editor's note: A facsimile of 'the original version of Includes: Musical score composed by S. Mendelsohn, Nanango. After the Model of 'True British Sailor's.' Annotations by Edwards p.10.
  • Appears in:
    y The Bushwackers Australian Song Book Jan Wositzky (editor), Dobe Newton (editor), South Yarra : 1988 Z240373 1988 anthology poetry short story extract humour South Yarra : 1988 pg. 106-107
  • Appears in:
    y The Romance of the Stockman : The Lore, Legend and Literature of Australia's Outback Heroes Ringwood : Viking O'Neil , 1993 Z182618 1993 anthology prose poetry extract biography Ringwood : Viking O'Neil , 1993 pg. 137
Last amended 9 Dec 2009 08:00:30
Subjects:
  • Toowong, Milton - Toowong area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,
  • Brisbane, Queensland,
  • South East Queensland, Queensland,
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