“I've Just Come from Sydney”


"I've just come from Sydney across the range of mountains Where the nanny goats and the billy goats and the moo cows do dwell." He looks for his girl. Informed she has run off, he says he will wander by the sea and lay himself down and -- get up!


From the language, this sounds like a children's song; from the tone, it's clearly a gag. I suspect it's a parody of something, but I've no idea what. - RBW


  1. Manifold-PASB, p. 143, "I've Just Come from Sydney" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, PASB143


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964
Found in: Australia