Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Genesis of the Mudgee Waltz

GUEST,Denis McKay 12 Jun 13 - 08:41 AM
Sandra in Sydney 12 Jun 13 - 12:02 PM
Commander Crabbe 12 Jun 13 - 06:57 PM
Bob Bolton 12 Jun 13 - 07:27 PM
Sandra in Sydney 13 Jun 13 - 07:18 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Genesis of the Mudgee Waltz
From: GUEST,Denis McKay
Date: 12 Jun 13 - 08:41 AM

Recent discussions with Allan Walsh of Mudgee elicited that Orle Benson called the the Mudgee Waltz, "Oh, How I float in my Golden Boat".

John Meredith, in his notes to his recordings of the Blackman family calls the tune that he recorded as 1) Mudgee Waltz/Oh, How I float in my Golden Boat.

Does any-one know anything about such a tune and where it may have come from.

I recall once being told that the tune was originally Scandinavian but I can't recall anything more than that


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Genesis of the Mudgee Waltz
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 12 Jun 13 - 12:02 PM

good to see you on the 'Cat, Denis


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Genesis of the Mudgee Waltz
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 12 Jun 13 - 06:57 PM

There is a previous thread

http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=9841

"Origin: Mudgee Waltz"

Chris


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Genesis of the Mudgee Waltz
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 12 Jun 13 - 07:27 PM

G'day Denis McKay,

As 'Commander Crabbe' points out, there have been several earlier threads dealing with origins and collection of the waltz tune collected by John Meredith from several musicians of the Mudgee region, ~ central/west New South Wales, Australia.

In some of my posts to these I have mentioned that Mudgee seems to have hung on to a number of (~) German families who probably settled there after the Gold Rush era. Obviously, that ought to have also included some of their former neighbours ... including various people of 'Scandinavian' origins ... and it's just as likely that something from any of those European cultures could have been taken up in local musical traditions.

Incidentally, I tried to follow up the "Oh, How I float in my Golden Boat" line in web searches ... but to no avail. It may well be that I'm asking the question in the wrong language. (I didn't get to study German, back in High School ([mumbledy mumble decades back ...] as I was the only one selecting that option ... so Herr Bode was School Librarian for my High School years ... instead of German Master!)

Regard(les)s,

Bob


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Genesis of the Mudgee Waltz
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 13 Jun 13 - 07:18 AM

Origin: Mudgee Waltz


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 17 October 2:56 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.