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Thread #48568   Message #731966
Posted By: Bob Bolton
18-Jun-02 - 12:19 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Happy immigration songs (discuss also)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Happy immigration songs (discuss also)
G'day again,

Two more songs that occurred to me as fitting the criteria were The Cry Look Out Below!, a song by Goldrush balladeer Charles Thatcher - about someone coming to Australia, finding gold, going back "home" ... and returning to Australia because he "... likes the sound of the windlasses, and the cry 'Look out, below!' ... " (I can get this together and post from home) - and another song Patsy Fagan.

This second one probably exists in most immigrant countries with Irish communities, but this is an Australian version. I looked for it in the DT ... and found no version ... but a tune of that name was given for an unrelated songs The Tyrefitter's Song ... ?!? When i get a chance, I'll see if it is the same tune. (And I'll post our Australian Patsy Fagan.)


Bob Bolton