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Thread #103440   Message #2107546
Posted By: Bob Bolton
20-Jul-07 - 08:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Stranger: 'I'm from up north...'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm From Up North- Australian again
G'day Folkiedave,

That's The Stranger, by John Manifold - presumably written after he had left his native (southern) Melbourne and moved north to Queensland. It was published in Singabout, vol. 1, no. 2, Autumn 1956, p. 3. There are no notes on the item, so I don't know if John had published it previously ... the heading and illustration of clustered pineapples suggests he may have brought it out in his series of Bandicoot Ballads.

I'll shortly post the words and tune (in Alan Foster's "no longer supported by Mudcat" MIDItext format) ... at least you can pull out the ABC format section and feed it back through a converter to real music notation.