"Now Jordan's land of promise is the burden of my song, Perhaps you've heard him lecture and blow about it strong." But the singer warns that it is a land of bad food, hard work, vermin, and thirst. He warns people not to come


According to Patterson/Fahey/Seal, Mr. Jordan lectured in England in the 1860s about the benefits of Australian living. This song is the answer of someone who has been there. There is little evidence that it has gone into tradition. - RBW


  1. Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 109-110, "Immigration" (1 text)
  2. BI, PFS109


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1905 (Paterson's _Old Bush Songs_)