“Sam Holt”


The singer reminds Sam Holt of the various events of his life: "Oh, don't you remember Black Alice, Sam Holt... [with] teeth like a Moreton Bay shark...." Stories about Sam's courtship amid ants, his cheating and cards, his mining fortune, and his travels


Patterson/Fahey/Seal credits this to "Ironbar" Gibson, but does not document the source of this claim. Whoever wrote it clearly based it on "Ben Bolt." - RBW

Cross references


  1. Fahey-Eureka, pp. 98-99, "Sam Holt" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 138-141, "Sam Holt" (1 text)
  3. Roud #9097
  4. BI, FaE098


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