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Issue Details: First known date: 1955... 1955 Colonial Ballads
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A selection of more than eighty Australian ballads, with music and narrative. The 2nd edition contains an index of song titles, a bibliography, an index and the following sections: (I) Street Ballads and the Bush; (II) Singers and Songs of the Goldfields; (II) "The Songs They Used to Sing"; (IV) Stringybark and Greenhide; (V) On the Far Barcoo; (VI) The Balladists; (VII) Folksong in Australia.

Contents

* Contents derived from the London,
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Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1962 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Justices and Old Baileyi"Here's adieu to your judges and juries,", 1791-1824 single work lyric/song poetry Farewell to Judges and Juries (p. 3-4)
Botany Bayi"Farewell to old England for ever,", 1885 single work poetry Botany Bay I (p. 4-5)
Note: With title: Botany Bay I
Botany Bay IIi"Come all you men of learning,", 1962 single work poetry (p. 5-6)
Note: Broadside; an original is in the Mitchell Library.
Botany Bay, a New Songi"Let us drink a good health to our schemers above,", 1790 single work poetry (p. 7-8)
Note: With title: Botany Bay III : A New Song
Jim Jones at Botany Bayi"O listen for a moment, lads, and hear me tell my tale,", 1907 single work poetry Jim Jones (p. 9)
The Convict's Arrivali"I am a native of the land of Erin, and lately banished from that lovely shore;", Francis MacNamara , 1899 single work poetry Moreton Bay (p. 10-11)
Note: Attributed to 'Anonymous'.
The Black Velvet Bandi"'Twas in the city of London in apprenticeship I was bound", Anonymous , 1962 single work poetry (p. 12)
Van Diemen's Landi"Poor Thomas Brown from Negah town, Jack Murphy and poor Joe", Anonymous , 1962 single work poetry (p. 13)
Hey, Boys! Up Go We!i"When maize stands more than ten feet high,", John McGarvie , 1829 single work poetry 'Hey, Boys! Up Go We!, or, The Australian Farmer's Fireside Ditty (p. 14-15)
Making a Pilei"My spirits are low, and I feel quite down-hearted -", Anonymous , 1962 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
The Green New Chumi"Come all of you assembled here,", 1962 single work poetry humour (p. 20-21)
The Voyage to Australiai"Left Plymouth one day in July,", Anonymous , 1962 single work poetry (p. 22)
The Unsuccessful Swelli"I'll sing now of a fine young swell,", Anonymous , 1962 single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Rush awayi"You've heard of the won'drous rush no doubt", Anonymous , 1962 single work poetry (p. 27-28)
The Old Palmer Songi"The wind is fair and free, my boys,", 1889 single work poetry (p. 28-29)
Note: Text and music taken from The Native Companion Songster (Brisbane 1889).
The Jolly Puddlersi"They want to stop our puddling, as many of you know,", Charles Thatcher , 1962 single work poetry (p. 30)
Shepherdingi"Oh, the days when we went shepherding a long time ago", Charles Thatcher , 1962 single work poetry humour (p. 31-32)
Look Out Below!i"A young man left his native shores,", Charles Thatcher , 1897 single work poetry (p. 33-34)
A Ballad of Queenslandi"Oh, don't you remember black Alice, Sam Holt,", Ironbark , 1881 single work poetry (p. 34-35)
Note: With title: Sam Holt
The Flash Colonial Barmani"Since I've been in this colony I've written many a song", William W. Coxon , 1962 single work poetry (p. 37-38)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ferntree Gully, Ferntree Gully area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Rams Skull Press , 1955 .
      Extent: 155p.
      Description: illus.

Works about this Work

Untitled John Gilfedder , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , December vol. 1 no. 2 1963; (p. 142-144)

— Review of Colonial Ballads 1955 anthology poetry
The Old Folk Songs at Home J. S. Manifold , 1962 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June vol. 1 no. 8 1962; (p. 95)

— Review of Colonial Ballads 1955 anthology poetry
Untitled Nancy Keesing , 1962 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , Winter vol. 6 no. 3 1962; (p. 88-89)

— Review of Colonial Ballads 1955 anthology poetry
[Untitled] Kenneth Porter , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: The Journal of American Folklore , April-June vol. 71 no. 280 1958; (p. 158-188)

— Review of The Dying Stockman : a ballad Hugh Anderson , 1954 single work poetry ; Two Songs of '57 Hugh Anderson , 1954 selected work poetry ; Colonial Ballads 1955 anthology poetry
Untitled Walter Stone , 1956 single work review
— Appears in: Biblionews , vol. 9 no. 1956; (p. 11-13)

— Review of Colonial Ballads 1955 anthology poetry
[Untitled] Kenneth Porter , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: The Journal of American Folklore , April-June vol. 71 no. 280 1958; (p. 158-188)

— Review of The Dying Stockman : a ballad Hugh Anderson , 1954 single work poetry ; Two Songs of '57 Hugh Anderson , 1954 selected work poetry ; Colonial Ballads 1955 anthology poetry
Untitled Russel Ward , 1956 single work review
— Appears in: Historical Studies Australia and New Zealand , vol. 7 no. 1956; (p. 242-243)

— Review of Australian Bush Ballads 1955 anthology poetry ; Colonial Ballads 1955 anthology poetry
Australian Literature: Notes : Chapbooks of Australian Folk Verse Nancy Keesing , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 15 no. 4 1954; (p. 300)

— Review of Colonial Ballads 1955 anthology poetry
73 Bush Songs Nancy Keesing , 1956 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 25 January vol. 77 no. 3963 1956; (p. 2,35)

— Review of Colonial Ballads 1955 anthology poetry
Untitled Martin Long , 1956 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 January 1956; (p. 11)

— Review of Colonial Ballads 1955 anthology poetry
Collecting Our Folk Songs Edgar Waters , 1955 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 6 1955-1956; (p. 23-25)
Untitled Hugh Anderson , 1956 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn-Winter no. 7 1956; (p. 28)
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