“Colonial Experience”


The singer, newly arrived in Sydney, sees sights unlike any he's seen before. He also experiences firsthand the heat and drought, and has to work very hard. The mosquitoes and ants are always pestering him. It's an uncomfortable, laborious life


  1. Fahey-Eureka, pp. 60-61, "Colonial Experience" (1 text, 1 tune -- a reworked version)
  2. Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 111-113, "Colonial Experience" (1 text)
  3. Roud #9110
  4. BI, FaE060


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1905 (Paterson, _Old Bush Songs_)
Keywords: work Australia
Found in: Australia