Sheet Music: Score
Brisbane Ladies : (Augathella Station), for SATB choir and piano / Traditional ; arranged by Sandra Milliken
Also known as: Augathella Station
by Sandra Milliken (2009)
Brisbane Ladies, sometimes known as Augathella Station, is a traditional Australian folk song based on an English naval song titled Spanish Ladies. The song probably dates from the time of the War of the First Coalition (1793-96).
Several variants of Spanish Ladies later appeared in various parts of the world. American whalers sang a version called Yankee Whalermen. In Newfoundland it appeared as We'll Rant and We'll Roar.
In Australia, around 1880, another set of lyrics appeared, written by Saul Mendelsohn who was a storekeeper in the small Queensland town of Nanango. Brisbane Ladies tells about the drovers who bring the herds of cattle overland from western Queensland to the markets in Brisbane. There the drovers spend most of their money and time with the ladies before setting out for home in search of the next herd of cattle to bring to market.
Published by: Self-published [SM.1801] — 1 score (13p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 4 mins, 15 sec.
First performance by Blackstone-Ipswich Cambrian Choir — Aug 09. Cambrian Centre, Ipswich Qld
Includes programme notes and notes on place names and pronunciation.
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- Male Choir with piano
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