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Now Is the Hour Medley single work   lyric/song  
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Now Is the Hour Medley
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'This song, also known as the Maori Farewell, is a heartfelt tune adopted by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on missions in the early 20th century. The Maori wives sang it to their husbands as they left to fight in WWI. It was then shared among the ANZACs including Aboriginal soldiers. The hymn Search Me Oh God was composed by a missionary from New Zealand using the same melody and is well know on many Aboriginal missions. Guest vocals are by Lou Bennett, Leah Flanagan and Mere-Rose Paul.' (Mission Songs Project)

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    y separately published work icon Songs Back Home Jessie Lloyd , Australia : Mission Songs Project , 2017 10980065 2017 anthology lyric/song

    '10 songs selected from a collection of Australian Indigenous songs from 1900 to 1999, focusing on the Christian missions, state-run settlements and native camps where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were relocated. Curated, arranged and produced by Jessie Lloyd.' (CD synopsis)

    Australia : Mission Songs Project , 2017
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