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American influences on Australian traditional music



WARREN FAHEY © 2005

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HALLELUJAH BAND.
E. Mack. Philadelphia. 1870

AFTER THE BALL IS OVER.
Charles Harris. NY. This song was widely sung in Australia and became the carrier tune for many parodies, including bawdy songs.

  • After The Ball (parody). Version published Imperial Songster No 2

HAPPY ARE WE DARKIES SO GAY.
This is a parody on air from the opera La Bayidere by E. P. Christy. New York: Jacques and Brother, 1847. It would have been popularised by the Christy’s Minstrels touring Australia. Pub. Qld New Colonial Campfire Song Book.

  • Queensland Explorers Song (Remos)

DARK TOWN STRUTTER’S BALL.
Shelton Brooks. 1917

  • King Cross Harlot’s Ball

JOE BOWERS.
Missouri. ND. Traditional

LITTLE OLD LOG CABIN IN THE LANE.
Will Hays. 1871

  • The Dying Shearer
  • Freehold on the Plain Queenslander 1894

THE DIGGER’S FAREWELL.
Traditional

  • Another Fall of Rain aka Waiting For The Rain.

HOME ON THE RANGE.
Traditional

  • The Girls That Are Easy To Woo

JOHN BROWN’S BODY.
Traditional.

  • Going Back To Queensland
  • Solidarity Forever. Quoted in Sydney Democratic League Songbook.

MARCHING THRU GEORGIA.
Henry Clay Work. 1865

  • Golden Gullies of the Palmer
  • Launceston And Deloraine Railway
  • The Union Marching Song. Attributed P. C. Humala in Shearers & General labourers Record. Circa 1890s.
  • The Union of the People. C. Drake. Mss Mitchell Library.
  • One Big Industrial Union. Songs of ILP 1915 Adelaide.

BOYS OF THE USA.
Traditional march tune

  • Australia’s welcome To Uncle Sam. Imperial Songster 1908. Joe Slater. Commemorated visit of Great White Fleet to Sydney

JUST BEFORE THE BATTLE, MOTHER.
George F Root. Circa 1860

  • Fitzsimmons versus Corbett. Boxing song 19th c

OLD DOG TRAY OR POOR DOG TRAY.
Stephen Foster

  • Don’t Let Your Dogs Stray (Thatcher)

CAMPDOWN RACES.
Traditional

  • Downfall of Poor Old Roger
  • The Shipping Agents. Thatcher

RING DE BANJO
Stephen Foster

  • Steam’s Up. Sydney Songster 1869. George ‘Chanson’ Layou

SHE WORE A WREATH OF ROSES NY/1857. J P Knight.

  • The Shepherd (the Queenslander 1894 or The Broken Down Drover

TURKEY IN THE STRAW.
ND. Trad

  • Old Bullock Dray (variant of tune)

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Charles Harris composed After The Ball
and many other popular hits