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The Black Velvet Band single work   poetry   "'Twas in the city of London in apprenticeship I was bound"
Issue Details: First known date: 1962... 1962 The Black Velvet Band
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  • Compiler's note: Collected by Alec Hood from the singing of a timber worker in Western Australia.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Colonial Ballads Hugh Anderson , Ronald G. Edwards (illustrator), Ferntree Gully : Rams Skull Press , 1955 Z943064 1955 anthology poetry 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. London Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1962 pg. 12
Alternative title: The Black Ribbon Band
First line of verse: "It was in the town of Tralee, an apprentice to trade I was bound,"
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