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Mystery song -Australia

The O'Meara 15 Oct 03 - 12:22 PM
Zhenya 15 Oct 03 - 05:04 PM
Helen 15 Oct 03 - 05:48 PM
Amergin 15 Oct 03 - 06:37 PM
The O'Meara 15 Oct 03 - 10:28 PM
Joe Offer 16 Oct 03 - 04:51 AM
Bob Bolton 16 Oct 03 - 09:42 AM
GUEST,zappaluv 09 Jun 09 - 06:26 AM
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Subject: Mystery song -Australia
From: The O'Meara
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 12:22 PM

Several years ago me Darlin' Wife heard a song on the Thistle and Shamrock radio show which she said was really good. She thought it was by Danny Doyle, about Australia, and featured a digiriedo (SP?) as background. I have searched for this song for years and came up dry. ( T&S playlists, Danny Doyle recordings, etc.) It's not "Far Away in Australia" DW says it was a faster tune than that.

Anyone know of such?

O'Meara


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Subject: RE: Mystery song -Australia
From: Zhenya
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 05:04 PM

I'm going to take a long shot stab at the answer to this. Could it be "The Diamantina Drover"? Three's a recording by the House Band which is a group that has been played on the Thistle and Shamrock. It also has a didgeridoo sound at the beginning. (I never could find a credit for the actual instrument on the album, so I don't know if it's a real sound or simulated.). It's not really a fast song, although it might go a bit faster than Far Away in Australia. It was written by Hugh McDonald, and there are apparently a lot of recordings of it. (Other Mudcat threads too.) The House Band version sounded very striking to me the first time I heard it (on another radio show), so much so, that I immediately bought the album.


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Subject: RE: Mystery song -Australia
From: Helen
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 05:48 PM

O'Meara,

If it isn't Diamantina Drover can you give us some more info about what the song is about, please? There are thousands of Australian songs so saying that it was about Australia doesn't give us much to go on.

Thanks
Helen


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Subject: RE: Mystery song -Australia
From: Amergin
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 06:37 PM

like maybe a couple of lines from the song....that usually helps...


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Subject: RE: Mystery song -Australia
From: The O'Meara
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 10:28 PM

That's all the info I've got. I think the didgridoo is the only solid clue. DW doesn't recall much more about it. (Hmmm - I know everything about the song except the artist, the title, the lyrics and the tune.)I'll definetly check out Diamantina Drover and the House Band, though.
Thanks.

O'Meara


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Subject: RE: Mystery song -Australia
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Oct 03 - 04:51 AM

Hi, O'Meara - You'll find lyrics for "Diamantina Drover" here (click).
Good luck!
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Mystery song -Australia
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 16 Oct 03 - 09:42 AM

G'day The O'Meara ... and Joe,

I'm not giving good odds on Danny Doyle doing The Diamantina Drover ... but I could be wrong!

Regard(les)s,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Mystery song -Australia
From: GUEST,zappaluv
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 06:26 AM

There is a song "Where the Blarney Roses Grow" by Danny Doyle from the album "The Highwayman" featuring Steve Cooney on Didge or sister Geraldine's rendition of Eric Bogle's "Shelter" featuring didge by Joe Gaiya on their album "Emmigrant Eyes"? The later is available on iTunes.


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