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Author Fahey, Warren.

Title Australian folk songs and bush ballads : over 100 traditional and popular songs celebrating Australia / Warren Fahey.

Published Pymble, N.S.W. : HarperCollins, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  782.421622 FAHE  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 267 p. : ill., music ; 30 cm.
Notes ABC logo at foot of t.p.
Includes index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Rare convict ballads and broadsides -- 2. Bushrangers, bolters and other wild colonials -- 3. Give me a hut in my own native land: colonial settlers -- 4. Across the seven seas: the Australian Maritime collection -- 5. Currency lads and lasses: songs of colonial romance -- 6. Songs of drovers, shearers and bullockies -- 7. Solidarity forever: songs of struggle and strife -- 8. Lean times and mean times -- 9. Australia's on the wallaby: songs of pomp and circumstance -- 10. Roll, pitch, whack and boot: legendary sporting songs.
Summary This is a stirring, foot-stomping treasure trove of more than 100 traditional songs that celebrate what it is to be Australian. These are not some dusty old songs to be thrown in a drawer and forgotten. They are songs to be sung with gusto whenever the spirit takes you. Featuring fascinating background notes and liberally illustrated with rare images, this book is a must for anyone interested in Australia?s musical and cultural history.
Other author Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Subject Folk songs, English -- Australia.
Ballads, English -- Australia.
Folk music -- Australia.
Folk music -- Australia -- History.
Australia -- Songs and music.
ISBN 9780733328824 (pbk.)