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
yColonial BalladsHugh Anderson,
Ronald G. Edwards
Ferntree Gully:Rams Skull Press,1955Z9430641955anthology 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.LondonSydney:Angus and Robertson,1962
Alternative title:The Black Ribbon Band First line of verse:"It was in the town of Tralee, an apprentice to trade I was bound,"