Tibb’s Songbooks


SONGSTERS AND SONGBOOKS

 

AUSTRALIAN SONGS PUBLISHED IN TIBB’S POPULAR SONGBOOKS

TIBB’S POPULAR SONGBOOK. No. 1
1887. Undated however Vol 2 was published 1888 and refers to the success of ‘last year’s’ publication.
Price 2/-
Printed by Batty & Chalcraft of Redfern.
Songbook has printed orange cover approx 18cmx12cm

SONG TUNE FIRST LINE COMMENT
Our Oarsman Our Jack’s Come Home Today Bill Beach’s return from Europe
The Bushy in Town The Spider & The Fly Have you noticed in the city bushman in Sydney
The Chinamen Jog Along With our present legislation about Federation debate
Squatters and the Reduction Jog Along Shearer’s strike
Review Of The Year Pulling Against The Stream This year’s been one continuous trouble
The Jackaroo Skidmore Guards If you want a situation
Australia’s Happy Land Eluren In The Rhine The shearing’s nearly over
The Squatter’s Defeat Shan Van Vaght If you give me but a hearing
The Giraffe Irish Emigrant

DSM/784.8/T
TIBB’S POPULAR AUSTRALIAN SONGS & POEMS. No.2

1888 dated
Batty & Chalcraft, Redfern.
‘To be obtained of all booksellers, stationers, hawkers etc throughout the Colony or direct from the author. G Tibbs’
This issue does not nominate tunes and sees Tibbs moving towards doggerel. Tibb’s expresses his Scottish heritage in a song composed for NYE titled ‘My Heart’s At Hame This Nicht’

SONG TUNE FIRST LINE COMMENT
To Shear At The Peak I’ve shore on the Murray, Paroo and Macquarie
Blackall and Barkaldon (sic), Tambo and Retreat
The Shearer’s Union The shearings o’er and with many the trouble ahead, for a time at least
The Physic Oh, Allison, Oh, Allison, and did you feel the pain This song mentions Sydney suburbs
A Shilling Please For Ireland This is the merry Christmas time
Metrical History of New South Wales Note that this is not a Tibb’s composition
Note: The last section of the songster includes several songs from the first volume however; Our Oarsman notes that it was sung by Marion Saunders at the Olympic Theatre on the return of Bill Beach