By a Fireside Bright and Cheerful
DESCRIPTION: "By a fireside bright and cheerful" (something happened), "So off we went on the Wallaby Track, And down to the Riverine. There's Jack with the fiddle And Tom with the flute and Paddy the concertine."
EARLIEST DATE: 1975 (Fahey-Joe-Watson-AustralianTraditionalFolkSinger)
KEYWORDS: travel music derivative
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fahey-Joe-Watson-AustralianTraditionalFolkSinger, [p. 18, page headed "When the Harvest Time is Over, Jessy, Dearf"], "(no title)" (1 short text)
NOTES [53 words]: Fahey suggests that this is derived from "When the Harvest Time Is Over, Jessy, Dear," i.e. Howard Graham and Harry von TIlzer's "When the Harvest Days are Over, Jessie, Dear" (Roud #18328). Probably true, but with only one line and the chorus available, it appears to be different enough to count as a separate song. - RBW
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