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Thread #9631   Message #2849029
Posted By: GUEST,PeterC
24-Feb-10 - 02:54 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Maid of Australia / Maids of Australia
Subject: RE: Maid of Australia
There was a Folk Music Journal article on the song many years ago. I remember reading it about 30 years ago after finding a copy of the song written down among my great great grandfather's letters. A lot more versions seem to have come to light since then.

On the basis of the FMJ article I thought I had the oldest version but the Bodleian seems to have trumped me.