“Give Me a Hut”


"Oh, give me a hut in my own native land... I don't care how far in the bush it may be, If there's one faithful heart that will share it with me." The singer praises Australia and the life there, and hopes that someone will be willing to share said life

Cross references

  • cf. "My Gumtree Canoe" (tune)


  1. Meredith/Anderson, p. 137, "Native Mate" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Fahey-Eureka, pp. 118-119, "Oh, Give Me a Hut" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Manifold-PASB, p. 103, "Oh, Give Me a Hut" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Meredith/Covell/Brown, pp. 255-256, "Australia for Me" (1 text, probably deliberately modified, 1 tune)
  5. Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 155-157, "Oh, Give Me a Hut in My Own Native Land" (1 text)
  6. BI, MA137


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924 (Paterson's _Old Bush Songs_)
Found in: Australia