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Thread #100732   Message #2029438
Posted By: GUEST
18-Apr-07 - 08:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: When the Old Man Came Home Sober
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Old Man Came Home Sober

I found the reference in a 1940 issue of the Melbourne Sun newspaper. A Sun columnist was asking readers for old songs from the pioneering and gold rush days, to assist Rev Dr Percy Jones (who was looking for Australian folk songs). The columnist published fragments of 71 submitted songs before passing them on to Jones. Sadly, the papers the journalist gave to Jones have all been destroyed. I have been trying to identify the songs from the published fragments, and then to obtain full texts and tunes for them. Thus far I have positively identified 47 of the songs. "When the Old Man Came Home Sober" is one of the song fragments.