Banks of the Waikato

DESCRIPTION: "Hark the dogs are barking, My love I must away... 'Tis many a mile to go To meet my fellow bushmen On the banks of the Waikato." He tells Sally she cannot come with him. He will dream of her while he is away, and he will return when the work is done
AUTHOR: Phil Garland
EARLIEST DATE: 1972 (Colquhoun-NZ)
KEYWORDS: love separation work
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
v, p. 52, "Banks of the Waikato" (1 text, 1 tune)
RECORDINGS:
Phil Garland, "Banks of the Waikato" (on NZSongYngCntry)
NOTES [46 words]: This looks to me like a New Zealand rewrite of a "Men's Clothing I'll Put On" type of song. Phil Garland wrote at least one other song modifying a traditional type in this way; "Tuapeka Gold" is a "Wild Rover No More" sort of song adapted to New Zealand mining conditions. - RBW
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File: Colq052

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