“The Warrego Lament”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: disease whore bawdy
Found in: Australia


The singer asks if the listener has ever been in Queensland. In Warrego, in Queensland, is his love. "She was black -- but what of that?... She was just the sort for a bushman." He enjoyed her company, but then found she had given him a social disease


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 190-191, 223, "The Warrego Lament" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA190