“Shearing at the Castlereigh”


"The bells are set a-ringing and the engine gives a toot, There are five-and-thirty shearers here a-shearing for the loot." The shearers are reminded that London depends on Castlereigh wool. The boss complains that the shearers were "born to swing a pick"


  1. Meredith/Anderson, p. 275, "Shearing at the Castlereigh" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA275


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: work boss sheep Australia
Found in: Australia