Item F824 - [Collection of ballads and folksongs]

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[Collection of ballads and folksongs]


  • [19--]? (Creation)

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33 p. : 26 cm.

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John Manifold, poet, was born in Melbourne and educated at Geelong Church of England Grammar School and Jesus College, Cambridge, where he became a member of the Communist Party. During the Second World War, he served in the British Army's Intelligence Corps in Africa and Western Europe. After the war he moved back to London before returning to Australia in 1949, settling in Wynnum, Brisbane. Manifold established the Realist Writers group in 1950, and was involved in a number of communist-associated groups, including the Communist Arts Group. As well as publishing poetry, he wrote non-fiction on various themes, notably Australian bush ballads which he collected and was particularly interested in.

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Photocopy of thirty-three ballads and folksongs, collected and transcribed by John Manifold, with music. Titles: Alouette -- Aye waukin O -- Bailiff's daughter -- Binnorie -- Blaydon races -- Boney was a warrior -- Chantons la vigne -- Chanson du Tambourineur -- Compagnons de la table ronde -- En passant par la Lorraine -- Jardin d'Amour -- Katusha -- Lo que digo -- Lord Bateman -- Mere Michel -- Mamzelle Zizi -- Old man came rolling home -- O Strasburg -- Otonal -- Pauvre peti' Mamzelle Zizi -- Petit Navire -- Quand j'etions chez mon pere -- Quand trois poules-- Quelle est cette odeur -- Qu'on m'apporte ma flute -- Red cavalry -- Roi Renaud -- Si le roi m'avait donne -- Stenka Razin -- Two kings' children -- United front -- Wenn die Soldaten -- Yankee ship.

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  • English

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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