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Bob Bolton Genesis of the Mudgee Waltz (5) RE: Genesis of the Mudgee Waltz 12 Jun 13


G'day Denis McKay,

As 'Commander Crabbe' points out, there have been several earlier threads dealing with origins and collection of the waltz tune collected by John Meredith from several musicians of the Mudgee region, ~ central/west New South Wales, Australia.

In some of my posts to these I have mentioned that Mudgee seems to have hung on to a number of (~) German families who probably settled there after the Gold Rush era. Obviously, that ought to have also included some of their former neighbours ... including various people of 'Scandinavian' origins ... and it's just as likely that something from any of those European cultures could have been taken up in local musical traditions.

Incidentally, I tried to follow up the "Oh, How I float in my Golden Boat" line in web searches ... but to no avail. It may well be that I'm asking the question in the wrong language. (I didn't get to study German, back in High School ([mumbledy mumble decades back ...] as I was the only one selecting that option ... so Herr Bode was School Librarian for my High School years ... instead of German Master!)

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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