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Thread #113225   Message #2404170
Posted By: mark gregory
03-Aug-08 - 04:27 AM
Thread Name: Oz Rent Strike Song from 30's
Subject: RE: Oz Rent Strike Song from 30's
The Union Songs website has songs from many nations a list that includes England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Canada, USA, Chile, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand ... it is being added to regularly so the composition of material on a national basis keeps changing. Mostly they are fairly recent songs and poems but there are some quite old ones too like the Cutty Wren or Troops of Florian Geyer or Peg and Awl or the Coal Owner and Pitman's Wife. Of over 600 songs and poems I would reckon that close to half are Australian ... that's where I live so I know more about this king of song in this neck of the woods

there's a mudcat thread on Peterloo