The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61395   Message #986936
Posted By: Bob Bolton
20-Jul-03 - 07:40 AM
Thread Name: Attribution: Aussie song
Subject: RE: Attribution: Aussie song
G'day Mudlark,

I think that it was a local (even if English, back in his murky past!) performer named Mike Jackson who set the Lawson poem When the Children Come Home to The Mudgee Waltz.

BTW: One folklorist friend has pointed out to me that The Mudgee Waltz is one of the 'Germanic' waltzes from the European families of the Mudgee winery district ... and shares a common German ancestor with How Much is that Doggie in the Window? ...! (But it's still one of my favourite waltzes)


Bob Bolton