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Click Go The Shears : Australian Children's Classics - Robert Ingpen

Click Go The Shears

Australian Children's Classics

Paperback Published: 1st January 2011
ISBN: 9780207180941
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 5+ years old

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A fresh edition of the world's most famous shearing song. Click Go the Shears was probably the most widespread and enduring of the old-time shearers' songs. It was still frequently to be heard in the sheds of the Western Line of NSW in the last half of the twentieth century. The tune came from an American Civil War song, Ring the Bell, Watchman, and was later used for the revival hymn Pull for the Shore, and for a number of temperance anthems, including one from the Salvation Army. The opening verse of Click Go the Shears is a parody of Ring the Bell, written by Henry Lawson, who wrote about the song in his essay 'The Songs They Used to Sing'. Versions don't seem to differ much - the song was first published in written format in 1946 in an article by Percy Jones. The version in this book is as sung by A L Lloyd in the 1950s.

ISBN: 9780207180941
ISBN-10: 0207180946
Series: Australian Children's Classics
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st January 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 26.0  x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.15