“The Flash Sydney Shearers”


"You've heard of the flash Sydney shearers, They're the flashest of men out of town." The singer tells of how they boast and fail to perfom: "He'll whip anything in creation, And ends up whipping the cat." Returning to town, they go on the dole

Cross references

  • cf. "Springtime It Brings on the Shearing, The (On the Wallaby Track)" (form)


  1. Paterson/Fahey/Seal, pp. 183-185, "The Flash Sydney Shearers" (1 text)
  2. BI, PFS183


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1996 (Patterson/Fahey/Seal)
Keywords: work hardtimes sheep
Found in: Australia