Part 1 of a three-part series of enhanced e-books of Warren Fahey's AUStRALIAN FOLK SONGS AND BUSH BALLADS, this volume covers the first five chapters of Fahey's stirring, foot-stomping treasure-trove of traditional songs that celebrate what it is to be Australian. Special features include a video introduction to the book by the author plus a video introduction to each chapter, and audio and sheet music of the songs. You will also find fascinating background notes and many rare images. this volume deals with convicts; bushrangers, bolters and other wild colonials; early pioneers; sea travel; and currency lads and lasses. Far from being dusty old songs to be thrown in a drawer and forgotten, these are songs to be sung with gusto whenever the spirit takes you - on holiday, at school, at a party, around the barbecue or kitchen table. this enhanced e-book is a must for anyone interested in Australia's musical and cultural history. And it has been collected by the one who knows them best: legendary folklorist and performer, Warren Fahey.
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Australia - it's folk songs & bush ballads
the wonderful thing about this unique collection is that it offers the original sound recordings of the collected songs as taken down from shearers, stockmen etc who were born in the 19th century. The songs cover over 200 years of Australian history with intros, songs, videos and a sound bite for every song. The music notation is easy to read for all Folk instruments.