The rhyming songs, poems and tales written in the form of ballads often relate to the itinerant and rebellious spirit of Australia in The Bush , and the authors and performers are often referred to as bush bards. Several collectors have catalogued the songs including John Meredith whose recording in the s became the basis of the collection in the National Library of Australia.
Typical subjects include mining, raising and droving cattle, sheep shearing , wanderings, war stories, the Australian shearers' strike , class conflicts between the landless working class and the squatters landowners , and outlaws such as Ned Kelly , as well as love interests and more modern fare such as trucking.
Sentimental ballads, sometimes called "tear-jerkers" or "drawing-room ballads" owing to their popularity with the middle classes, had their origins in the early " Tin Pan Alley " music industry of the later 19th century. They were generally sentimental, narrative, strophic songs published separately or as part of an opera descendants perhaps of broadside ballads , but with printed music , and usually newly composed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from The ballad.
Verse set to music. For other uses, see Ballad disambiguation. For the album, see Balladeering album. See also: AABA form. See also: Child Ballads. Main article: Broadside music.
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