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Thread #9631   Message #3899085
Posted By: Steve Gardham
12-Jan-18 - 10:55 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Maid of Australia / Maids of Australia
Subject: RE: Origins: Maid of Australia / Maids of Australia
My guess is that the Aussie singer linked it back to what is likely the original setting. The realisation that it was 'Hawkesbury' actually predates the recording of this Aussie version.

'There is no "most likely" about song origins'. I wonder if anyone would agree with this one. Bit of a daft statement really. A song about Napoleon that 'most likely' originated some time after he was born, for instance. What about all of those songs that tell reasonably accurately about a historical event?