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The Ballad of Captain Cook

for voice and piano

Composer:   Willow Macky


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This ballad was widely sung in New Zealand primary schools during the 1960s and 1970s. It was recorded by William Clauson on HMV’s EP record Be Japers!, as well as in 1969 by the Wellington Junior Choir’s Kiwi Pacific EP record The Ballad of Captain Cook. Captain James Cook, a prominent British navigator, was the first European to explore and map the coastline of New Zealand from 1769 onwards.

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Text by Willow Macky