“Sergeant Small”


"Oh, I wish I were about fourteen stone And only six foot tall. I'd take the train back north, Just to beat up Sergeant Small."


Meredith's informant, Muriel Whalan, explained that Sergeant Small made a minor career during the depression of posing as a bagman in order to catch other travellers riding the rods of trains. - RBW


  1. Meredith/Anderson, p. 209, "Sergeant Small" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA209


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Found in: Australia