The Dying Stockman [folk music, videos]

[Editor: “The Dying Stockman” is a traditional Australian folk song. Several variations of the lyrics are available here, as provided by “Banjo” Paterson (1905), G. Doyle (1894), and F. Harrison (1894).] Dave De Hugard – The Dying Stockman Harry Baird – The Dying Stockman Burl Ives – The Dying Stockman (from USA) Threelegsoman – The […]

Bound for South Australia [folk music, videos]

[Editor: Known as “Bound for South Australia” or simply as “South Australia”, this is a sea song, likely to be British in origin. With its Australian theme and wide popularity, it has become part of Australia’s folk music tradition.] The Seekers – Bound for South Australia The Beggars – Bound for South Australia The Beggars […]

Click Go the Shears [folk music, videos]

[Editor: “Click Go the Shears” is a traditional Australian folk song. The lyrics are available here, along with further information on the song.] Click Go the Shears Lionel Long – Click Go the Shears Evan Jones– Click Go the Shears Raymond Crooke – Click Go the Shears Olivia Newton John – Click Go the Shears […]

Give Me a Home Among the Gumtrees [folk music, videos]

[Editor: “Give Me a Home Among the Gumtrees” was written by Bob Brown and Wally Johnson in 1974.] Bob Brown – Give Me a Home Among the Gumtrees John Williamson – Give Me a Home Among the Gumtrees Give Me a Home Among the Gumtrees Chipettes – Give Me a Home Among the Gumtrees Raymond […]

Botany Bay (“Bound For Botany Bay”) [folk music, videos]

[Editor: “Botany Bay”, sometimes known as “Bound For Botany Bay”, came from English stage shows in the mid to late 1800s. With its Australian theme and wide popularity, it has become part of Australia’s folk music tradition. The lyrics are available here, along with further information on the song.] Bound For Botany Bay The Sundowners […]