“Lazy Harry's (Five Miles from Gundagai)”


The workers set out for Sydney, but upon reaching Lazy Harry's, stop for a drink. And "the girl who served the poison, she winked at Bill and I, So we camped at Lazy Harry's on the road to Gundagai." The men revel until their money is used up.


Gundagai was a town of no particular account in itself. Its position at the midpoint of the Sydney-Melbourne road has, however, made it the setting for many folk songs. - RBW

Cross references


  • John Greenway, "Lazy Harry's (Five Miles from Gundagai)" (on JGreenway01)


  1. Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 253-255, "On the Road to Gungagai" (1 text)
  2. DT, GUNDAGI2*
  3. Roud #10726
  4. BI, DTgundag


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1905 (Paterson's _Old Bush Songs_)
Keywords: drink money rambling