The squatters they were all afraid to travel by night and by day And every day in the newspapers, they brought out something new, Concerning that bold bushranger that they called Jack Donahue. One day as he was riding the mountainside alone, A-listening to the cockaburra as happy laughing scorn, When all he spied the horse police well on came up into view And in double quick time they did advance to take Jack Donahue.
Well, the sergeant and the corporal, their men they did divide, Some fired at him from behind and some from every side. Oh, the sergeant and the corporal, they both fired at him too And a rifle bullet pierced the heart of Bold Jack Donahue. Well, nine rounds he fired and nine men down before that fatal ball Which pierced his heart and made him smart and caused him for to fall. Come all you sons of liberty and everyone besides, I'll sing to you a story that will fill you with surprise.
Concerning of a bold bushranger, Jack Donahue was his name And he scorned to humble to the crown, bound down with iron chain. Now one day as he was riding the mountainside alone, Not thinking that the pains of death would overtake him soon. When all he spied the horse police, well on they came up into view And in double quick time they did advance to take Jack Donahue.
Now the sergeant and the corporal, their men they did divide, Some fired at him from behind and some from every side. Cheers Dave. Thanks for all that background and those dates. Cheers Margret. The Lemon Tree hotel comes to mind but I'm not sure that's what I'm thinking of. Can't remember exactly when it started late '60s but before long I was booking the acts for it, which means I gave their first gig to the Capt Matchbox boys when they were still called the Jelly Bean Jug Band.
He used to attend the Outpost Inn in Collins St to play chess and argue with the catholic priests who ran it!! I hope the campsite will be a little more comfortable than the one at Albion Park was. That festival really "blew me away"! About , I bought a D35 Martin 12 string guitar Beautiful guitar but couldn't stand the Australian climate.
I'd just picked it up and was driving into carlton when I spotted Colin walking along the footpath so I stopped to show it to him. We sat in the gutter for an hour or more with people walking past shaking their heads while Colin explored the sounds it made and showed me all sorts of riffs that I didn't know. My main memory of Colin apart from his self-destructive style of living is of a man with a very generous heart who would encourage and help younger musicians like myself.
He was also prone to bullshit a bit. For years he had me convinced that he had written the tune "Lannigan's Ball". I've always believed him to be the composer of the beautiful song, "The Factory Lad", in fact we even credited him with it when we recorded it.
Can anyone confirm this? Or not, as the case may be. Cheers Jennie. And thanks for the correction re the "Reatas". Then suddenly, back came Martyn to do a second encore, stopped at our table and said to her "Hello, you must be Tara. We're going to sing your song now. Do you want to come up and sing it with us"???? A wonderful memory of a very special performer that remains with me and my now married daughter to this day.
A true gentleman. Look forward to seeing you at one or other of the weekends Dave. Enjoyed your Martyn Wyndham-Read anecdote Maybe the start of another thread : "Whatever happened to I have a tape, which doesn't seem to have been mentioned yet on these two threads, and which may be of interest to you all.
South Australia. Original Bushwackers Band 2. Bold Jack Donahue. Danny Spooner 3. The Teams. Cathie O'Sullivan 5. Denis O'Reilly. Original Bushwackers Band 6. Bullants in your Pants. Chris Duffy 8. The Fat Song. Eric Bogle 2. The Toorak Tram. Bernard Bolan 3. Bernard Bolan 4. Old Sydney Town. Phyl Lobl 5. Country Girls. John Summers 6.
Drew Forsythe 7. And hopefully I get to pay a little back for all the great stuff I've gained from the Mudcat DaveA, that was a lovely, touching story about your little daughter, I bet it made her night, and yours too. Cheers to you all. These are no great shakes If that will get you access to material you can't locate from honest commercial releases, I can do a copy for you.
If you are now a member, you can PM me Bob Bolton. Jeannie Lewis sang, and John Dengate, several other obvious suspects including yours truly.
These albums are being digitised, but I'm not sure about release. I'm sure interested parties could swap certain recordings for educational purposes if nothing else! All the best, keep those toes and fingers tapping Regards, Dave B. My record 'The Twilighters in Concert' I think it is called, though I havn't seen it for about 5 years having loaned it to Buggsey and he doesn't return anything.
Congrats on the Declan Affley CD, btw. Hope you get to release all those others you have in the can - you've got one buyer here, OK I have the Vicious Sloth "Extradition" on order at the moment. Then he told me they often had copies of the CD, but as they put it in with Australiana I'd never seen it.
Another favourite album that had a pretty restricted release, though i suspect it was early seventies rather than sixties was the one George Black, Gordon MacIntyre and Andrea Calder did under the name of Desiderata.
I know my copy is pretty worn from too many late night playings - the hand got more shaky as the evening progressed and thye level in the whisky bottle dropped. If nobody has a better copy it would still be worth the time to clean up the scratches and pops. They did a beautiful version of Timothy Winters which is unfortunately as true today as it was back then.
Date: 02 Sep 03 - AM Dave you may or may not remember me. I'm Murray Kilpatrick. Used to hang around the Monde. You crossed the ditch with Dickie Doctors. Came back for a festival and then we never saw you all again. Remember you used to sing with and leaned against Bob Silbery etc. He's still playing as am I. Frank Fyfe oassed away a few years ago. Scene is very quiet but still exists nowdays. BTW: " He replied "So, is this a blackmail threat? I also have photos, from [possibly] the same concert, of Margret in a mini-skirt A friend of mine in Cornwall found a mint copy of it never having been played and this was in an auction a few years ago.
A cousin of David Lumsden's issued a limited edition of Moreton Bay which he had at Port Fairy where Brian Mooney, David Lumsden and myself sang the tracks off the record about 5 years ago. Martyn W-R. Glad to see you here Is the little chair still holding up? I, at least, am in the presence of royalty. On the subject of Captain Matchbox - does anyone remember the film version of the play "Dimboola" ?
CM were the musicians who provided the music for the wedding. They started out doing some punk rock stuff, but soon found out what is required for country weddings. They ended up doing "The Sheik of Araby" in their own inimatable style, probably as homage to Chad Morgan who had an acting role in the film.
There were also three young ladies in the film who sang two, terrific and very popular, Aussie songs of the 40's's? I've searched my old Tradition mags and found mention of another Melb.
Bob,the centrefold la la of the March Tradition has a series of photos from a 'Songs of Peace and Love' concert Nov. Some frighteningly young looking folkies, including the beautiful Mss.
Thomasetti and Lawton Murray in the shaky isles.. That's a very low blow to the sedimental memory bone you, you Yeah, you're right, neither the Doc or meself have been back to Aotae for hmmmm 30 years!!
I see him every so often, still playing and singing. Good to hear that the chuckleberry kicks on too.. I passed through Melbourne a couple of times around those years, between construction jobs in the Tasmanian Hydro and the Snowy Scheme, so I did, briefly, get to see a few of those much younger faces! Margret - there are 2 versions of Ice - one on the original record, the other included in 6 bonus tracks from a concert recorded live March If I didn't have to meet my good friends for brekkie, I'd play the album again!
The version of "Ice" I learned from the LP was actually sung by a guesting Graham Lowndes my nomination for the most soulful, and under-rated, Australian male singer, btw I imagine the extra live version on your CD features another singer Shayna?
Dave, when's the Colin Dryden album coming out? It's a powerful version, but like you I do prefer the Graham Lowndes' version I've listened to for almost 3 decades! The CD didn't contain all the tracks from the concert that Paul remembered with such "Nost"! But I'd never heard anyone but Paul sing that song - s'pose it'll take on a new lease of life now!!!
We've really been enjoying Malcolm J. Turnbull's early Melbourne folk scene history articles in the "Trad and Now" magazine - hopefully, other cities will be included in the series??? Now many of the chords written on this copy are the same as those which Paul learnt for this song - but not being a musician, I cannot say if it's the same tune!!
Anybody know any more details? Was it the mysterious Chris Couveau in PA? In OZ, I mean!! No, maybe not, he would've been too young perhaps Anyone any clues please? Shayna Carlin?? Yes Cobber I was there too!.
I named my first daughter after Shayna. Never told her of course, I was too shy to talk to anyone back then. Does anyone know her whereabouts now? I found a brief mention of her online but not much. Why not pm her?
Thank you Sandra. I'll contact Margaret. She was another singer I was too shy to talk to back in the 60s. Might ask her about her 60s show. I'll qualify next year and I wasn't too shy to perform in the 60s - though not in such prestigious venues as Traynor's. Side 1 1. Vincent Woomera 3. Vincent Woomera 2. The story goes that Frank Zappa, for one, was a huge fan and cherished his copy of The Singing Sailor…until it was stolen by an envious Captain Beefheart.
They found in Bert Lloyd an influential champion and sometime mentor — he got them to sing Hal-An-Tow, listened intently, and then asked them to sing it again. In the meantime the day to day running of Topic had been assumed by Gerry Sharp, an accountant who joined the Workers Music Association after the war and took care of business from the basement of his home in Nassington Rd, Hampstead, yet leaving most of the artistic input to Bert Lloyd, Bill Leader and electronics engineer Dick Swettenham.
Not rebellious exactly, but certainly non-conformist and alternative. Almost uniquely nothing was ever deleted. There have been many major challenges and testing times along the way, but Topic has always somehow managed to think on its feet and find a way to survive the various crises stemming from economic pressures, vinyl shortages, lack of facilities, competition from other labels, corporate pressure, the switch to CD and then the internet and the whole download revolution.
It has continued to promote these singers and musicians — fishermen, gypsies, farmworkers, publicans, blacksmiths and the like — who carried the music when nobody wanted to know…and by doing so, provided light and insight into the lifestyles and attitudes that informed our culture.
Other Voice of the People volumes followed. There were four fresh volumes in and then in , two three-CD volumes — It Was Mighty and It Was Great Altogether — compiled by the incomparable Reg Hall to provide a comprehensive view of the Irish music which lit up London in the s and s. The British folk scene is currently in rude health with young performers constantly bursting out from the undergrowth offering ever fresher takes on an old, old tradition. And pretty much all of them owe a huge debt to Topic Records.
They were very different singers — and very different characters. The sailor's name varies slightly in the different versions of the song, though typically he is named Jack Tarr, Jack Sprat, or Jack Wrack.
The song urges sailors to avoid strong drink and the hard lifestyle that comes with it, and to "get married instead". The exact origins of the song can be traced to the English Merchant Navy, likely from the - period. Through the use of double-entendre, at least in the English versions, it tells of a sexual encounter between a grenadier and a lady. It includes the Dubliner's number one hit, "Seven Drunken Nights", as well as many of their best known songs.
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What a shame I LP gave back a whole crate of records to a certain person! Never before have these familiar songs been arranged and presented in such an exciting way, Bold Jack Donahue - Various - Irish Rebellion Album (Vinyl. Lloyd it took on a strong revolutionary meaning during the peasants' revolt Interesting to see that it was Martyn that started the much-repeated "furphy" about prog being a word invented, merely to maintain the rhyme. Bold Donahue to his comrades: if you prove true to me Be willing, be bold, be upright, be legally firm and true This day we'll gain our liberty said bold Jack Donahue. The song urges sailors to avoid strong drink Album) the hard lifestyle that comes with it, and to "get married instead". Where instrumental accompanimentis needed it is used with discretion, and never displayed for its own sake. Was it that way on stage, too? The exact origins of the song can be traced to the English Merchant Navy, likely from the - period.
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