Australian Folksongs and Ballads

Australian Folksongs and Ballads

John Greenway FW08718 / FW 8718

John Greenway performs a sampling of the 400 folksongs he collected in Australia. A renowned American Folklorist specializing in songs of social protest, Greenway was best known for maintaining that protest songs are folksongs as well. This album gathers a variety of folksongs that tell of Australian History and folklore. Liner notes include detailed information on each song, with an introduction on Australia’s relationship to folk music.

Year Released 1959
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1959 Folkways Records
Genre(s) World
Country(s) Australia; United States
Instrument(s) Guitar; Vocals
Language(s) English
Subject(s) World music

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101 Botany Bay John Greenway 2:39
102 Old Bullock Dray John Greenway 2:43
103 The Dying Stockman John Greenway 2:09
104 Bluey Brink John Greenway 2:07
105 One of the Has-Beens John Greenway 1:57
106 Brisbane Ladies John Greenway 3:14
107 Castlereagh River John Greenway 2:06
108 Click go the Shears John Greenway 2:23
109 Bold Jack Donahue John Greenway 5:18
110 Wild Colonial Boy John Greenway 3:07
201 Waltzing Matilda (Queensland Version) John Greenway 2:15
202 The Dog Sat on the Tucker Box John Greenway 1:21
203 Lazy Harry's John Greenway 2:52
204 Ben Hall John Greenway 2:58
205 Wallaby Stew John Greenway 1:51
206 Les Darcy John Greenway 1:19
207 Stockman's Last Bed John Greenway 1:58
208 Peter Clarke John Greenway 3:29
209 Cockies of Bungaree John Greenway 3:28
210 Wild Rover No More John Greenway 3:24
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