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Thread #48568   Message #731384
Posted By: Bob Bolton
17-Jun-02 - 08:54 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Happy immigration songs (discuss also)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Happy immigration songs (discuss also)
G'day Walrus,

The references are written in pretty much the terms of Canada / USA ... but the average Pom singing it as he sailed away would not have had any detailed knowledge of where he going ... the song went to every reach of the British Empire without much need to correct the geography.

It has been collected in Australia ... with various new sets of words that reflect the new circumstances of a new country (such as Charlie Bachelor's Cheer Boys, Cheer - Mother has a Mangle! Anyway, I wasn't bothering with that one, since it is so well known and widely distributed.

I'll get stuck into the others I promised ... tomorrow night ... ?


Bob Bolton